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    Virgin/maiden

    What is the difference?
    Is ''maiden'' romantic?

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    Re: Virgin/maiden

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's tear View Post
    What is the difference?


    Is ''maiden'' romantic?
    An unmarried woman who is a virgin is also sometimes referred to as a 'maiden'.

    The word 'maiden', in referencing a chaste woman, is not common usage in USA.

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    Re: Virgin/maiden

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    An unmarried woman who is a virgin is also sometimes referred to as a 'maiden'.

    The word 'maiden', in referencing a chaste woman, is not common usage in USA.

    Cheers,
    Amigos4
    Thank you amigos4 for this help.


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    Re: Virgin/maiden

    Virgin is quite specific - it means someone who has not had sexual relations, and in fact can be used for either men or women. It can also be used to mean "untouched"/"natural" - virgin forest is forest that has never been used for timber.

    Maiden is a young girl, and is not used now except in poetry or poetical writing.


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    Re: Virgin/maiden

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Virgin is quite specific - it means someone who has not had sexual relations, and in fact can be used for either men or women. It can also be used to mean "untouched"/"natural" - virgin forest is forest that has never been used for timber.

    Maiden is a young girl, and is not used now except in poetry or poetical writing.
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