þignen

þignen, f.n: a female servant, female attendant, handmaid. (THIH-nen / ˈθɪj-nɛn)

Medieval manuscript image of a woman holding up a mirror and fixing the hair of another woman, who has a comb in her lap.
Luttrell Psalter. N England (Lincolnshire), 1325-1340. British Library, Add MS 42130, f. 63r. [bl.uk]

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