abigail

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詞源[編輯]

源自人名Abigail,17世紀初的劇作《The Scornful Lady》中一位女侍者的名字。

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名詞[編輯]

abigail(複數 abigails

  1. (棄用) 女僕侍女丫頭 [17世紀中期-19世紀][1]
    • 1749,Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, 頁號415:
      It was therefore concluded that the Abigails should, by turns, relieve each other on one of his lordship’s horses, which was presently equipped with a side-saddle for that purpose.
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    • 1847,Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre:
      In the servants』 hall two coachmen and three gentlemen’s gentlemen stood or sat round the fire; the abigails, I suppose, were upstairs with their mistresses; the new servants, that had been hired from Millcote, were bustling about everywhere.
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參考資料[編輯]

  1. Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), 「abigail」, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th版, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, 頁4