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 (ĭ-so͞olt′) also I·sol·de (ĭ-sōl′də, ĭ-zōl′-)
In Arthurian legend, an Irish princess who married the king of Cornwall and had a love affair with his knight Tristan.


(ɪˈsuːlt) or




(in Arthurian legend) n
1. (European Myth & Legend) an Irish princess wed to Mark, king of Cornwall, but in love with his knight Tristan
2. (European Myth & Legend) (in another account) the daughter of the king of Brittany, married to Tristan


or Y•seult


a heroine of Arthurian legend, the wife of King Mark of Cornwall and the lover of Tristram.
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Noun1.Iseult - (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
legend, fable - a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
Dark Ages, Middle Ages - the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps he had had somebody like her in mind when he painted that girl, Iseult, in the book there on the table.
For some reason, though I know not why in the argument, so utterly had I lost it in the contemplation of one stray brown lock of Maud's hair, he quoted from Iseult at Tintagel, where she says:
Nurkse dusts off the medieval tale of Tristan and Iseult and reshapes it into a postmodern myth.
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Ms Justice Iseult O'Malley said the comments wrongly suggested the defence had advanced a defence of unusual coincidence and then subjected that unadvanced defence to "sustained sarcasm".
The Irish Constitution and Irish public policy "clearly envisage a marriage as being a union between two people, based on the principle of equality and mutual commitment," the Irish Times quoted Justice Iseult O'Malley as saying.
Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan is the topic of chapter five and exemplifies a love that is earthly but not sinful (since its source is the love potion that Tristan and Iseult drink, and not lustful thought).
J'etais passionnee par les femmes dans l'histoire, toutes les histoires (-) les classiques, les modernes (-) Heloise, Alienor, Iseult (-) Khadija (-) Aicha (-) Afraa (-) Layla, Bouthaina, Loubna- Des noms qui font rever.
Safiya, a noble-born Truthwitch whose wish is to hide her powers from those who do not know her, and Iseult, a Threadwitch who is shunned by society because of her Nomatsi background, are Threadsisters--bound together by Iseult saving Safi's life six years earlier.
7) In Love in the Western World, de Rougemont writes, apropos of the medieval Tristan and Iseult,
The last two chapters of this section are about the Celtic legend of Tristam and Iseult that first inspired the introduction of Launcelot and Guinevere's love affair in the Arthurian canon.
Like Iseult, this adulteress escaped punishment through guile, and she joins the ranks of Cranach's other humiliators of men, Omphale and Phyllis.