Here are some examples of it coming up.
...he makes his wife and children, his slaves, workers, and servants happy and pleased and properly maintains them in happiness...
...One without anger, afraid of punishment,
Who bears with her husband free of hate,
Who humbly submits to her husband's will-
Such a wife is called a handmaid...
Handmaid being the Pali word Dasi, which supposedly translates to "female slave." And is considered to be a preferable wife to have.