Tristan

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English[edit]

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From the name of a knight, lover of Iseult in medieval romance, from Celtic Drystan derived from drest meaning "riot" or "tumult".

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Tristan

  1. A male given name.
    • 1978 Jim Harrison, Legends of the Fall, Dell (1994), ISBN 0385285965, page 201:
      After the first son had been properly named after the grandfather, the second caught the the brunt of her few impulses, being named "Tristan", gleaned from medieval lore from her years at Wellesley.
  2. A knight of the Round Table in Arthurian legend

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins Dictionary. "Tristan". 2013. Accessed 29 August 2013.
  2. ^ American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed. "Tristan". 2000. Accessed 29 August 2013.
  3. ^ Merriam-Webster Online. "Tristan". 2013. Accessed 29 August 2013.

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Tristan m

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Tristan

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German[edit]

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Tristan

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Tristan.

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Tristan m (nominative singular Tristans)

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Tristan