ancilla

noun
an·​cil·​la | \ an-ˈsi-lə How to pronounce ancilla (audio) \
plural ancillae\ an-​ˈsi-​(ˌ)lē How to pronounce ancilla (audio) \

Definition of ancilla

: an aid to achieving or mastering something difficult

First Known Use of ancilla

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ancilla

Latin, female servant

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“Ancilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ancilla. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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