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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Tristan, Tristram(noun)

    (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other

Wiktionary

  1. Tristan(ProperNoun)

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  2. Origin: From the name of a knight, lover of Iseult in medieval romance, from Drystan derived from drest meaning "riot" or "tumult".

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  1. Tristan

    Tristan is one of the main characters of the Tristan and Iseult story, a Cornish hero and one of the Knights of the Round Table featuring in the Matter of Britain. He is the son of Blancheflor and Rivalen, and the nephew of King Mark of Cornwall, sent to fetch Iseult back from Ireland to wed the king. However, he and Iseult accidentally consume a love potion while en route and fall helplessly in love. The pair undergo numerous trials that test their secret affair.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tristan in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tristan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Tristan in a Sentence

  1. The Tribune, Berlin, 1871:

    The prelude to Tristan and Isolde sounded as if a bomb had fallen into a large music factory and had thrown all the notes into confusion.

  2. Eduard Hanslick:

    The prelude to Tristan and Isolde reminds me of the Italian painting of the martyr whose intestines are slowly being unwound from his body on a reel.

  3. W. H. Auden:

    If music in general is an imitation of history, opera in particular is an imitation of human willfulness; it is rooted in the fact that we not only have feelings but insist upon having them at whatever cost to ourselves. The quality common to all the great operatic roles, e.g., Don Giovanni, Norma, Lucia, Tristan, Isolde, Br?nnhilde, is that each of them is a passionate and willful state of being. In real life they would all be bores, even Don Giovanni.

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