- 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.
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Examples from the Web for tristram
Tristram Shapeero has directed drugs related comedy on television for over a decade.‘Silicon Valley’ and the Return of Stoner Television
April 10, 2014
Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne One of the first novels in English ... and a buoyant, postmodern romp.Pulitzer Winner Jennifer Egan’s PEN Festival Book Bag
April 23, 2012
But we forget that our hero, like Tristram Shandy, is still in the limbo of non-existence.Benjamin Franklin
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But Sir Tristram ran under his sword, and took it out of his hand.
But all this while there was no creature that knew Sir Tristram, nor what man he was.
Sir Tristram took his harp with him, and so they put to sea to sail into Ireland.
Sir Tristram asked the master of the ship the name of that town.King Arthur's Knights
Word Origin and History for tristram
masc. proper name, name of a medieval hero, from Welsh Drystan, influenced by French triste "sad" (see trist).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper