maid etymology

English word maid comes from Proto-Germanic *magadīną, Old English (ca. 450-1100) mæġþ, and later Old English (ca. 450-1100) mægden (Girl, young unmarried woman.)

Detailed word origin of maid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*magadīną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
mæġþ Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
mægden Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Girl, young unmarried woman.
mæið Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
maiden English (eng) (cricket) Being an over in which no runs are scored.. (figuratively) Being a first occurrence or event.. (of a female, human or animal) Without offspring.. (of a fortress) Never having been captured or violated.. (of a tree) Grown from seed and never pruned. Fresh; innocent; unpolluted; pure; hitherto unused.. Like or befitting a (young, unmarried) maiden.. Virgin. (Wicca). (cricket) A [...]
maide Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
maid English (eng) (archaic) A virgin, now female but originally one of either gender.. (dated, or, poetic) A girl or an unmarried young woman; maiden.. A female servant or cleaner (short for maidservant).

Words with the same origin as maid

Descendants of *magadīną
bridesmaid maiden may mermaid