Ancille

Related to Ancille: Ancile

An`cille´


n.1.A maidservant; a handmaid.
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Sessanta sono le regine, e ottanta l'amiche concubine; e de le ancille adolescenti non e numero: una e la colomba mia e la perfetta mia.
Bruni 1996, 508: "Hanc eius moram nonnulli obtrectatores vehementer carpsere quasi parum philosopho congruentem, laceraturque hoc in loco maxime pro ancille cuiusdam amoribus pene insanis, quorum gratia illum desedisse apud Hermiam quidam scripsere.
30) This type of nicely hypocritical lordship, a prudent, as well as fraternal, collector of rents from its servi and ancille, could be accountable sooner than could the knightly households.