Griselda

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Etymology[edit]

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

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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.

Noun[edit]

Griselda (plural Griseldas)

  1. A woman of exemplary gentleness and patience.
    • 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.

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