Most of the OED1 definitions, however, are similar. Jungfrau literally means "young woman", but is not used in this sense. The rather dated German word for a young (unmarried) woman, without implications regarding sexuality, is Fräulein.
Fräulein was used in German as a title of respect, equivalent to current usage of Miss in English.
They discussed it among themselves and said, If we say, From heaven, he will ask, Then why didnt you believe him?
") precludes a "safe" answer (since, in this case, by denying to answer the question, you are essentially admitting that suspicions about you beating your wife are legitimate).
Characters often attempt to Take a Third Option in response, with varying degrees of success. If the fork is deliberately placed into a test, this is Unwinnable Training Simulation. Not interchangeable with Catch-22 Dilemma, where the problem is circular — to achieve one thing you must first do or acquire something else, but to do or acquire outcome.The Greek word for "virgin" is parthenos (παρθένος, see Parthenon).Although typically applied to women, like English, it is also applied to men, in both cases specifically denoting absence of sexual experience. If the character chooses A, then something bad happens. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. But if we say, Of human originwe are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet. Then he said, Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things."A character is presented two alternatives, A and B.Unlike English, German also has a specific word for a male virgin Jüngling ("Youngling"). Jungfrau, with some masculine modifier, is more typical, as evidenced by the film, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, about a 40-year-old male virgin, titled in German, "Jungfrau (40), männlich, sucht…".Note that the term used for the starsign virgo also is Jungfrau (even it had a similar term used in Swedish was "Jungfrun" however, the Swedish title for the film used the English title instead), which makes the above movie title ambiguous.Contrast Sweet and Sour Grapes, wherein a good outcome occurs regardless of the choice made. It isn't enough just to be given a choice between two bad options.If you're offered a choice between a bad option and a worse one, that's probably The Easy Way or the Hard Way.Maid Marian, the love interest of the legendary outlaw Robin Hood in English folklore.German is not the only language to have a specific name for male virginity; in French, male virgins are called "puceau".