"sorrowful," early 15c., from French triste (10c.), from Latin tristis "sad, sorrowful, gloomy. " Formerly nativized, since late 18c. treated as a French word in English and often spelled triste.

Nearby words

  1. trisomy 13,
  2. trisomy 21 syndrome,
  3. trispast,
  4. trispermous,
  5. trisplanchnic,
  6. tristam,
  7. tristan,
  8. tristan and iseult,
  9. tristan da cunha,
  10. tristan und isolde

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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