Word Summary
paidiskē: a young girl, maidservant
Original Word: παιδίσκη
Transliteration: paidiskē
Phonetic Spelling: (pahee-dis'-kay)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: a young girl, maidservant
Meaning: a young girl, maidservant
Strong's Concordance
bondmaid, damsel, maiden.

Feminine diminutive of pais; a girl, i.e. (specially), a female slave or servant -- bondmaid(-woman), damsel, maid(-en).

see GREEK pais

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 3814: παιδίσκη

παιδίσκη, παιδίσκης, (feminine of παιδίσκος, a young boy or slave; a diminutive of παῖς, see νεανίσκος);

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 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; παιδίσκη 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.)