Tristan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, the name of a knight, lover of Iseult in medieval romance Tristan and Iseult, 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. ^ Tristan” in Collins English Dictionary. Accessed 29 August 2013.
  2. ^ American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed. "Tristan". 2000. Accessed 29 August 2013.
  3. ^ Tristan” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online.. Accessed 29 August 2013.

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately, from Old French Tristan.

Proper noun[edit]

Tristan m

  1. A male given name.

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Patronymics

  • son of Tristan: Tristansson
  • daughter of Tristan: Tristansdóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Tristan
Accusative Tristan
Dative Tristani
Genitive Tristans

French[edit]

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Tristan m

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Tristan

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Tristan

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

Icelandic[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Tristan m

  1. A male given name

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Old French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Tristan m ‎(nominative singular Tristans)

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Tristan