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[tris-tuh n, -tan; German tris-tahn] /ˈtrɪs tən, -tæn; German ˈtrɪs tɑn/
a male given name, form of Tristram.
Also, Tristam
[tris-tuh m, -tam] /ˈtrɪs təm, -tæm/ (Show IPA)
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  • Tristan's continued indifference had roused in her all the demons in her nature.

    Under the Witches' Moon Nathan Gallizier
  • Count Tristan wrote and urged him to return home; but the summons was unheeded.

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
  • To compare this duet with that in Tristan would be profitless but for one reason.

    Richard Wagner John F. Runciman
  • The romances of Tristan may certainly be named as of Celtic origin.

  • "Last time I saw him he came from yonder corridor," Tristan informed the Castellan.

    Under the Witches' Moon Nathan Gallizier
British Dictionary definitions for Tristan


(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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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