Feminine diminutive of pais; a girl, i.e. (specially), a female slave or servant -- bondmaid(-woman), damsel, maid(-en).
see GREEK pais
1. a young girl, damsel (Xenophon, Menander, Polybius, Plutarch, Lucian; the Sept. Ruth 4:12).
2. a maid-servant, a young female slave; cf. German Mädchen (our maid) for a young female-servant (Herodotus 1, 93; Lysias, Demosthenes, others): Luke 12:45; Acts 16:16; opposed to ἡ ἐλευθέρα, Galatians 4:22f, 30f; specifically, of the maid-servant who had charge of the door: Matthew 26:69; Mark 14:66, 69; Luke 22:56; Acts 12:13; ἡ παιδίσκη ἡ θυρωρός, John 18:17; (also in the Sept. of a female slave, often for אָמָה, שִׁפְחָה). Cf. Lob. ad Phryn., p. 239. (Synonym: see παῖς, at the end.)