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dam´zel : A young, unmarried woman; a girl (lass); maiden (compare French demoiselle ). The Revised Version (British and American) in Matthew 26:69 ; John 18:17 ; Acts 12:13 ; Acts 16:16 gives "maid" for παιδίσκη , paidı́skē , "a girl," i.e. (spec.) a maidservant or young female slave (the King James Version "damsel"), and "child" for παιδίον , paidı́on , "a half-grown boy or girl," in Mark 5:39 , Mark 5:40 bis. 41.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Damsel'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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