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EtymologyEdit

Old French ancele, ancelle, Latin ancilla.

NounEdit

ancille (plural ancilles)

  1. (obsolete) A maidservant; a handmaid.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for ancille in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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NounEdit

ancille f (plural ancilles)

  1. Alternative form of ancelle

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