follow Dictionary.com

9 Grammatical Pitfalls

Griselda

[gri-zel-duh] /grɪˈzɛl də/
noun
1.
a woman of exemplary meekness and patience.
2.
a female given name: from a Germanic word meaning “gray battle.”.
Origin of Griselda
(def 1) after a character in a tale of the same name in Boccaccio's Decameron
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Griselda

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Griselda

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with Griselda

Nearby words for griselda