damosel


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Synonyms for damosel

a young unmarried woman

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41) Already, though, the eclecticism typical of the period was evident--instead of a damosel on a palfrey bringing the news of the Lady's plight, the Greek god Triton performed this function.
101: "The meanwhile that they were thus at the battle, came the damosel of the lake into the field, that put Merlin under the stone; and she came thither for love of King Arthur, for she knew how Morgan le Fay had so ordained that King Arthur should have been slain that day, and therefore she came to save his life.
99: "Yet she was false, for she was one of the damosels of Morgan le Fay.
damosel (with medial "o"') (59): Brome, The New Academy (1635), twice, The Queen's Exchange (1631); Cartwright, The Ordinary (1635); Fletcher, The Wild Goose Chase (1621); Ruggle, Ignoramus (1615).