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helpmate (also helpmeet)
a helpful companion or partner, esp. one’s husband or wife.
ORIGIN late 17th cent. (as helpmeet): from an erroneous reading of Gen. 2:18, 20, where Adam’s future wife is described as “an help meet for him” (i.e., a suitable helper for him). The variant helpmate came into use in the early 18th cent.
Found in this article on W.B. and George Yeats:
Always drawn to unconventional and highly intelligent women, Yeats had dreamt of a wife who would be an intellectual helpmeet.