maid (n.) Old form(s): Mayd
human, mortal [woman]
Tem I.ii.428.1[Ferdinand to Miranda] My prime request ... is ... / If you be maid or no?
Tem I.ii.429.1[Miranda to Ferdinand] No wonder, sir, / But certainly a maid [or: sense 2]
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