נַעַרָה na`arah means "young woman" or "girl". Essentially its distinction from other words implies not so much age (before or after puberty) or sexual status "virgin"; as status, "unmarried". Like its masculine counterpart "na'ar", it often refers to a servant (Gen 24:61; Ex 2:5; 1 Sam 25:42; Pr 9:3 etc.). In Amos 2:7 the decision whether to translate "servant-girl" or simply "girl" points up two ways of reading the line.