Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Wench, bondwoman, womanservant, a female slave (as a member of the household)

Hebrew: שִׁפְחָה, šipḥâ (H8198)

58 King James Bible Verses


Here are maid, wench, bondwoman, womanservant and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word שִׁפְחָה mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H8198

Hebrew Base Word: שִׁפְחָה

Part of speech: Noun Feminine

Usage: (bond-, hand-)maid(-en, -servant), wench, bondwoman, womanservant

Definition: A female slave (as a member of the household).

Detailed definition:

  1. Maid, maid-servant, slavegirl.
    1. Maid, maid-servant (as belonging to a mistress).
    2. Of address, speaker, humility (figuratively).

Derived terms: Feminine from an unused root meaning to spread out (as a family; see H4940).


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɪpˈħɔː
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃifˈχɑː
  3. Transliteration: šipḥâ
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ship-HAW
  5. Modern Pronunciation: sheef-HA

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Bible Verses with שִׁפְחָה (H8198)

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