In Mishlei/Proverbs 31:15 it states:

She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth food to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

וַתָּקָם, בְּעוֹד לַיְלָה--וַתִּתֵּן טֶרֶף לְבֵיתָהּ; וְחֹק, לְנַעֲרֹתֶיהָ

Does or can the word maiden or "Naarah/נערה" used in the verse denote young girls, female servants, concubines, and/or younger wives of the husband?

As always articles, commentaries, references, and personal insight are always welcomed. Todah Rabbah, Shalom Uvracah.

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    Too short on time for answer but see Malbim there.
    – N.T.
    Jul 17, 2021 at 1:25
  • @N.T. Shalom. Malbim's interpretation definitely opened my mind up to different ways of looking at the verse I never knew were possible.
    – יהודה
    Jul 18, 2021 at 2:35
  • That is very typical of Malbim, but in this case I think his points are obvious enough that everyone agrees.
    – N.T.
    Jul 19, 2021 at 8:21


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