In Latin it is where the etymological origin of the term maiden is now located. Specifically, we can expose that it derives from the diminutive "dominicella", which comes from "domina" which is "lady of the house". A word that last that emanates from "domus", which is synonymous with "house".
His first meaning mentioned by the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ) refers to a woman who is Virgin .
According to this meaning, therefore, a maiden is a member of the female gender who did not have sex . By extension, it is known as a maiden at young women . In classical literature, maidens used to be princesses who hoped to meet the ideal man to marry and form a family .
A maiden, on the other hand, can be a maid or maid that assists the lady of the house in the development of housework, except the kitchen. The maidens, in this context, receive a economic compensation in exchange for his job .
In the same way, we cannot ignore the historical importance of the nickname "the maid of Orleans." Specifically, this was used to refer to Joan of Arc (1412 - 1431), the young English peasant who managed to have Charles VII de Valois crowned Gallic king after leading the French army della during the well-known Hundred Years' War .
That nickname comes because it was precisely in Orleans where the aforementioned Carlos VII gave him the necessary authority to put himself at the head of his army.
Precisely in relation to that historical female figure and her nickname there is a play entitled "The Maid of Orleans." It was written by the German playwright Friedrich Schiller, premiered in the early nineteenth century and I came to expose not only the most important moments of Joan's career on the battlefield but also when she is captured by the English and even when she manages to free herself by herself to join the French again and win the contest.
This work would also inspire an opera written by Giuseppe Verdi under the title of "Joan of Arc" (1844).
It is known as Iron Maiden to an instrument of torture and execution that would have been created in the century XVI . It is a kind of metal coffin with nails in its door. The victim was standing in the box: when the door was closed, the nails pierced her body , but without affecting the vital organs, so as to cause a painful and slow death. The medieval use of this macabre instrument to fulfill a judicial sentence has never been proven, although it was learned that, later, the iron maiden was employed outside the law.
Iron maiden , a famous group of rock Of British origin, it took its name from this instrument. The expression Iron Maiden In fact, English is translated as iron maiden.