Ancilla



an accessory; auxiliary or adjunct.
Archaic. a maidservant.
Historical Examples

In this matter, he adds, science must be ancilla theologiæ and return to the correct usage of words.
Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6) Havelock Ellis

The larger is ancilla pyramidalis, the smaller ancilla mucronata.
Beautiful Shells of New Zealand E. G. B. Moss

At the age of twenty-two, ancilla turned a dancer and Spina became a singer.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

It may be added that S. phegea, and also Naclia ancilla, have been reported as British.
The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series Richard South

I was never unwelcome at their amorous battles, and the voluptuous ancilla was delighted to have me for a witness.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

Or does he go to hers at her father’s, climbing a garden wall every night like Romeo, bribing the porter, or trusting ancilla?
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 67, Number 414, April, 1850 Various

I shall have occasion to speak again of ancilla before her death.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

Hic quiescit ancilla Dei, quæ de suis omnibus possidet domum istam, quam amicæ deflent solaciumque requirunt.
Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy

I likewise met in the same place Campioni, the husband of the beautiful ancilla.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

Serva means a female slave, with especial reference to her legal condition; ancilla, in ordinary life, as the feminine of servus.
Dderlein’s Hand-book of Latin Synonymes Ludwig Dderlein

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