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.
But when the spring did come at last this year, it would be impossible for me to tell you how Griselda enjoyed it.
The brilliant beauty of Griselda had faded, and there were traces of long illness on her sweet face.Her Season in Bath|Emma Marshall
It was made in the shape of a temple, or a palace—Griselda was not sure which.
The Marquis having chosen patient Griselda for his wife, causes the court ladies to dress her in her father's cottage.
They wanted her to stay in bed, but to this Griselda so much objected that they did not insist upon it.
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.