- a woman of exemplary meekness and patience.
- a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “gray battle.”
Origin of Griselda
Examples from the Web for griselda
Short and plump, with a dimpled chin, Griselda Blanco might have been the grandmother next door.
Griselda Blanco, a.k.a. the ‘Queen of Cocaine,’ was shot to death in Colombia this week.
So was passed the first evening after our Griselda had left the Cedars.Miss Mackenzie
Olliver is ordering Griselda to be saddled and brought across at once.Captain Desmond, V.C.
Never before had such an honor befallen one in Griselda's station.
And the strange, sad woman went with Griselda into the carriage and to Griselda's home.
Griselda was momentarily alarmed, but Ambition only laughed.
Word Origin and History for griselda
fem. proper name, from Italian, from German Grishilda, from Old High German grisja hilda, literally "gray battle-maid." The English form, Grisilde, provided Chaucer's Grizel, the name of the meek, patient wife in the Clerk's Tale, the story and the name both from Boccaccio.