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EtymologyEdit

From a diminutive of Old High German magad (maiden) (compare German Mädel), from Proto-Germanic *magaþs, from Proto-Indo-European *magh(u)- (young person). Synchronically, מויד(moyd, maiden, lass; maid) +‎ ־ל(-l).

NounEdit

מיידל (meydln, plural מיידלעך(meydlekh), diminutive מיידעלע(meydele)

  1. girl

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