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Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Clarice f. Latin claricia 'a shining, gleaming, glowing'.

The name of the wife of Lorenzo dei Medici.

Middle Dutch
1336 Clarissien (dat) RSG1336-39 p. 15
1312 Clarissia (nom) JeanIII p. 27
1189 Claricia (nom) GASurv p. 165, Clariz (gen) ibid. p. 131; 1296 Claricie (gen) RCS-1 p. 95a; 1300 Clarice (nom) ProcSuf-vol3 p. 233; 1340xc1450 Claricia (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 32, Clarissa (nom) ibid. p. 67; 1379 Claricia (nom) WRYPT1 p. 17; 1381 Claricia (nom) Suffolk1381 p. 68, Claryssia (nom) ibid. p. 82
Early Modern English
1574 Claris COmar-vol2 p. 70
1582/3 Clarisse RWC p. 6; 1583 Clarisse ibid. p. 6; 1592 Claris ibid. p. 22
1271 Claricia (nom) NDParisII 1-XIX, Claricie (gen) ibid. 1-XIX; 1301 Claricia (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 217
Old French
1301 Clarisse (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 233; 1313 Clarice Paris1313 p. 39
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Clarice". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1.