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Was "taken out of man" (Genesis 2:23), and therefore the man has the preeminence. "The head of the woman is the man;" but yet honour is to be shown to the wife, "as unto the weaker vessel" (1 Corinthians 11:3, 8, 9; 1 Peter 3:7). Several women are mentioned in Scripture as having been endowed with prophetic gifts, as Miriam (Exodus 15:20), Deborah (Judges 4:4, 5), Huldah (2 Kings 22:14), Noadiah (Nehemiah 6:14), Anna (Luke 2:36, 37), and the daughters of Philip the evangelist (Acts 21:8, 9). Women are forbidden to teach publicly (1 Corinthians 14:34, 35; 1 Timothy 2:11, 12). Among the Hebrews it devolved upon women to prepare the meals for the household (Genesis 18:6; 2 Samuel 13:8), to attend to the work of spinning (Exodus 35:26; Proverbs 31:19), and making clothes (1 Samuel 2:19; Proverbs 31:21), to bring water from the well (Genesis 24:15; 1 Samuel 9:11), and to care for the flocks (Genesis 29:6; Exodus 2:16).
The word "woman," as used in Matthew 15:28, John 2:4 and 20:13, 15, implies tenderness and courtesy and not disrespect. Only where revelation is known has woman her due place of honour assigned to her.
WOMAN, noun plural women. [a compound of womb and man.]
1. The female of the human race, grown to adult years.
And the rib, which the Lord god had taken from the man, made he a woman Genesis 2:22.
Women are soft, mild, pitiful, and flexible.
We see every day women perish with infamy, by having been too willing to set their beauty to show.
I have observed among all nations that the women ornament themselves more tan the men; that wherever found, they are the same kind, civil, obliging, humane, tender beings, inclined to be gay and cheerful, timorous and modest.
2. A female attendant or servant.
WOMAN, verb intransitive To make pliant.
WOMANED, adjective Accompanied or united with a woman. [Not used.]
WOMAN-HATER, noun [woman and hater.] One who has an aversion to the female sex.
WOMANHOOD, noun [woman and hood.] the state, character or collective qualities of a woman.
WOMANISE, verb transitive To make effeminate. [Not used.]
WOMANISH, adjective Suitable to a woman; having the qualities of a woman; feminine; as womanish habits; womanish tears; a womanish voice.
WOMANKIND, noun [woman and kind.] The female sex; the race of females of the human kind.
WOMANLY, adjective Becoming a woman; feminine; as womanly behavior.
A blushing womanly discovering grace.
WOMANLY, adverb In the manner of a woman.