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A medieval form of the Latin Constantia from a word meaning constancy.

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  1. A female given name.
    • 1951 translation by Nevill Coghill of: 1380s - 1390s Geoffrey Chaucer: Canterbury Tales: The Man of the Law's Tale:
      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: Printed by 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!
  2. A surname​.

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Constance f

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Constance.