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See also: constance
- A female given name from Latin.
- 1951, Geoffrey Chaucer; Nevill Coghill, transl., “The Man of the Law's Tale”, in The Canterbury Tales: Translated into Modern English (Penguin Classics), Penguin Books, published 1977:
- And forth she sailed the ocean salt and rude. / O Constance, full of sweet solicitude, / O Emperor's daughter of a mighty realm, / He that is Lord of Fortune guide thy helm!
- c. 1596, William Shakespeare, “The Life and Death of King Iohn”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals)]:, Scene IV:
- My name is Constance; I was Geffrey's wife; / Young Arthur is my son, and he is lost: / I am not mad:—I would to heaven I were!
- A surname.
female given name