Griselda

/gri zel"deuh/, n.
1. a woman of exemplary meekness and patience.
2. a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning "gray battle."
[(def. 1) after a character in a tale of the same name in Boccaccio's Decameron]

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Griselda /gri-zelˈdə/
noun
A woman of excessive meekness and patience, from the heroine of an old tale retold by Boccaccio, Petrarch and Chaucer

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  • Griselda — [gri zel′də, grisel′də] n. [Fr or It < Ger Griseldis, Grishilda] 1. a feminine name 2. the heroine of various medieval tales, famous for her meek, long suffering patience …   English World dictionary

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  • Griselda — /gri zel deuh/, n. 1. a woman of exemplary meekness and patience. 2. a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning gray battle. [(def. 1) after a character in a tale of the same name in Boccaccio s Decameron] * * * ▪ fictional character also… …   Universalium

  • Griselda — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Griselda imagesize= caption= pronunciation= gender = feminine meaning = dark battle or stone or Grey maiden warrior region = origin = Germanic related names = Zelda footnotes = Griselda is a feminine name used in …   Wikipedia

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