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Tristan

[ tris-tuhn, -tan; German tris-tahn ]
/ ˈtrɪs tən, -tæn; German ˈtrɪs tɑn /
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noun

a male given name, form of Tristram.

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Also Tris·tam [tris-tuhm, -tam]. /ˈtrɪs təm, -tæm/.
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Tristan

Tristram (ˈtrɪstrəm)

/ (ˈtrɪstən) /

noun

(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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