Griselda

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Germanic gris ‎(gray) +‎ hild ‎(battle), meaning "gray battle-maid".

Proper noun[edit]

Griselda

  1. The long-suffering wife of a nobleman in a medieval tale.
  2. A female given name used in Middle Ages, but rather rare today.

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Quotations[edit]

  • 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.