This name means “battle of dark results”. It derives from the Ancient Germanic (Latinized) name “Griseldis”, composed of two elements: “*grēwaz”, meaning “grey, aged, very old man, sand” plus “*hildiz”, meaning “battle, fight”. This was the name of a patient wife in medieval tales by Boccaccio and Chaucer. Griselda is a “dramma per musica” in three acts that was composed by Antonio Vivaldi. The opera uses a revised version of the 1701 Italian libretto by Apostolo Zeno that was based on Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron (X, 10, "The Patient Griselda").
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