'Maiden' in the Bible
See, I am standing by the well of water; now let it be that when the maiden comes out to draw water and I say to her, I pray you, give me a little water from your [water] jar to drink,
If a maiden who is a virgin is engaged to be married, and a man finds her in the city and lies with her,
But if a man finds the betrothed maiden in the open country and the man seizes her and lies with her, then only the man who lay with her shall die.
Have they not found and been dividing the spoil? A maiden or two for every man, a spoil of dyed garments for Sisera, a spoil of dyed stuffs embroidered, two pieces of dyed work embroidered for my neck as spoil?
Then Boaz said to his servant who was set over the reapers, Whose maiden is this?
So they sought a fair maiden through all the territory of Israel and found Abishag the Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
The maiden was beautiful; and she waited on and nursed him. But the king had no intercourse with her.
And let the maiden who pleases the king be queen instead of Vashti. This pleased the king, and he did so.
He had brought up Hadassah, that is Esther, his uncle's daughter, for she had neither father nor mother. The maiden was beautiful and lovely, and when her father and mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter.
And the maiden pleased [Hegai] and obtained his favor. And he speedily gave her the things for her purification and her portion of food and the seven chosen maids to be given her from the king's palace; and he removed her and her maids to the best [apartment] in the harem.
Now when the turn of each maiden came to go in to King Ahasuerus, after the regulations for the women had been carried out for twelve months -- "since this was the regular period for their beauty treatments, six months with oil of myrrh and six months with sweet spices and perfumes and the things for the purifying of the women -- "
Then in this way the maiden came to the king: whatever she desired was given her to take with her from the harem into the king's palace.
[Then her companions began noticing and commenting on the attractiveness of her person] How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O queenly maiden! Your rounded limbs are like jeweled chains, the work of a master hand.
With you I break in pieces man and woman, with you I break in pieces old man and youth, with you I break in pieces young man and maiden,
They pant after [the sight of] the poor [reduced to such misery that they will be throwing] dust of the earth on their heads [in token of their grief]; they defraud and turn aside the humble [who are too meek to defend themselves]; and a man and his father will have sexual relations with the same maiden, so that My holy name is profaned.