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Origin of the name GRIFLET.
Etymology of the name GRIFLET.
Meaning of the baby name GRIFLET.

  

GRIFLET.  The same as Giflet and Girflet, the squire, or esquire who becomes a knight.  Probably from French gifle/gifler/giroflée, "a slap in the face" "a box on the ear." (A New French-English General Dictionary, Spiers, 1908).

    Then there came forth a certain esquire attendant upon the King's person, by name Griflet, who was much beloved by his Royal Master, and he kneeled before the King and cried out in a loud voice:  "I crave a boon of thee, my lord King! and do beseech thee that thou wilt grant it unto me!"
    Then King Arthur uplifted his countenance upon the youth as he knelt before him and he said, "Ask, Griflet, and thy boon shall be granted unto thee."
    Thereupon Griflet said, "It is this that I would ask—I crave that thou wilt make me straightway knight, and that thou wilt let me go forth and endeavor to punish this unkindly knight, by overthrowing him, and so redeeming those shields which he hath hung upon that apple-tree."
    Then was King Arthur much troubled in his spirit, for Griflet was as yet only an esquire and altogether untried in arms... (The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, Pyle, 1909)

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