[tris-truh m]


one of the knights of the Round Table, whose love for Iseult, wife of King Mark, is the subject of many romances.
a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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masc. proper name, name of a medieval hero, from Welsh Drystan, influenced by French triste "sad" (see trist).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper