- 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
Contemporary Examples of 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.
Historical Examples of griselda
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.
So Death and Ambition walked in the street and talked of Griselda and her child.
Never before had such an honor befallen one in Griselda's station.
But Ambition and Death remained as guests in Griselda's household.
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.