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- The long-suffering wife of a nobleman in a medieval tale.
- A female given name used in Middle Ages, but rather rare today.
- 1951 translation by Nevill Coghill of: 13?? Geoffrey Chaucer: Canterbury Tales: Chaucer's Envoy to the Clerk's Tale:
- Husbands, be not so hardy as to assail
- The patience of your wives in hope to find
- Griseldas, for you certainly will fail.