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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.
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(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
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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
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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:
Duby makes similar observations as he concludes with the lives of lesser known women and the literary life of Iseult, the beloved of Tristan.
Thanks to Iseult Honohan and Barry Bresnihan for reading a draft of this article; their comments greatly improved the final version of the article.
Eleanor of Aquitaine and Heloise come from history, Mary Magdalene is the figure in the theologians' study of the time, Iseult, Soredamours and Fenice are picked from twelfth-century literature and the least well known, Juette, was the daughter of a tax collector in Liege whose life was recorded by a monk in 1230.
The third may have been made a few years before that and also has Tristan and Iseult in a central medallion ...
The king of Cornwall, husband of Iseult or Isolde, who will eventually kill her lover Tristan or Tristram while he plays the harp for Mark and Isolde's amusement brings to mind another cuckolded husband, Theodore Morrison.
Le Roman de Tristan et Iseult (1900) established Bedier's reputation as a writer, and his scholarship was fully expressed in his critical edition of Le Roman de Tristan (1902-05) by the Anglo-Norman poet Thomas.
The criticism of Lancelot and the queen is less explicit than that of Tristan and Iseult in Cliges, but its moral force is much the same.
Yeats: After Long Silence is reviewed here by Marjorie Perloff, rightly holds that ~In order to make biographical judgements about Yeats's attitudes toward, or treatment of, the women who "appear" in his poems, it is necessary to start from the life'; as illustration, he points out that Yeats was constantly trying to get Iseult Gonne to do literary work which is the exact opposite of Robartes's attitude to the dancer (allegedly Iseult) in the poem ~Michael Robartes and the Dancer'.
Iseult. Evolving from Celtic sources, with a theme irresistible to writers up to the present day, this legend has been called one of the world's greatest love stories.
Speakers include actress Tara Flynn, contributing editor at Vogue Sinead Burke, RTE chief Dee Forbes, head of FoodCloud Iseult Ward and Lisa Carty, partner in William Fry's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department.