Mamsell

GermanEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French Mademoiselle

NounEdit

Mamsell f (genitive Mamsell, plural Mamsellen or Mamsells)

  1. (obsolete or humorous) damsel, miss
  2. (obsolete) housekeeper
    • 1918, Elisabeth von Heyking, Die Orgelpfeifen, in: Zwei Erzählungen, Phillipp Reclam jun. Verlag, page 31:
      So wurden im Garten noch die letzten Stachelbeeren und Himbeeren, wurden schon frühe Pflaumen und Pfirsiche gepflückt; in der Küche weckte Mamsell das viele Obst und Gemüse in unzähligen Gläsern ein; […]
      So even the last gooseberries and raspberries and already early plums and peaches were plucked in the garden; in the kitchen the housekeeper canned all this large amount of fruits and vegetables in countless jars; […]

Derived termsEdit

  • Kaltmamsell

SwedishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French Mademoiselle

NounEdit

Mamsell c

  1. (obsolete) unmarried woman, young lady, miss
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