ancilla

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noun an·cil·la \an-ˈsi-lə\

Definition of ancilla

plural

ancillae

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  1. :  an aid to achieving or mastering something difficult

Origin and Etymology of ancilla

Latin, female servant


First Known Use: 1905

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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