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Tristan

[tris-tuh n, -tan; German tris-tahn] /ˈtrɪs tən, -tæn; German ˈtrɪs tɑn/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Tristram.
Also, Tristam
[tris-tuh m, -tam] /ˈtrɪs təm, -tæm/ (Show IPA)
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  • No wonder your Tristan sang so well in the Watchman this morning!

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • I thought to-night how lovely if he had only been Tristan instead of Herr Albert.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • In his dressing-room Tristan welcomed her with outstretched hands.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • How many performances of Tristan does this make, Mr. Jetsam?

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • Tristan knew this and felt it keenly; this brought him to a momentous decision.

    Disowned Victor Endersby
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Tristan

/ˈtrɪstən/
noun
1.
(in medieval romance) the nephew of King Mark of Cornwall who fell in love with his uncle's bride, Iseult, after they mistakenly drank a love potion
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