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Word Origin and History for isold


fem. proper name, French Isolt, Iseut, of Germanic origin, literally "ice-rule," from *is "ice" (see ice (n.)) + *waltan (see wield).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for isold

Historical Examples

  • How could Isold' from this world be free, which only holds Isolda for me?

    Tristan and Isolda

    Richard Wagner

  • An eglantine sprung from the tomb of Tristan, and twisted itself round the monument of Isold.