Tristram


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Tris·tram

 (trĭs′trəm)
n.
Variant of Tristan.

Tris•tram

(ˈtrɪs trəm)

also Tris•tan

(-tən)

Tris•tam

(-təm)

n.
one of the knights of the Round Table, whose love for Iseult, wife of King Mark, is the subject of many romances.
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Noun1.Tristram - (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 otherTristram - (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
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 ?
Tristram, nodding at the Titians and Vandykes, "these, I suppose, are originals.
Tristram continued, with a wry face, "I don't do much in pictures.
Tristram, giving him a little poke with his parasol.
Tristram at last declared that he was overcome with fatigue and should be happy to sit down.
Tristram tossed off this happy formula with an assurance which the numerous class of persons suffering from an overdose of "culture" might have envied him.
Tristram, when they had tested the decoction which he had caused to be served to them, "now just give an account of yourself.
Was it in battle that Lancelot de Lac and Sir Tristram won renown?
Ay, but I promise you,'' said De Bracy, ``that neither Tristram nor Lancelot would have been match, hand to hand, for Richard Plantagenet, and I think it was not their wont to take odds against a single man.
we were Tristram and Yseult, we were all the great lovers in the Pantheon of love.
One might just as well try to make out that the history of Guarino Mezquino, or of the quest of the Holy Grail, is false, or that the loves of Tristram and the Queen Yseult are apocryphal, as well as those of Guinevere and Lancelot, when there are persons who can almost remember having seen the Dame Quintanona, who was the best cupbearer in Great Britain.
But to horse, Sir Nigel, you and yours and we shall seek the chateau of Sir Tristram de Rochefort, which is two miles on this side of Villefranche.
The latter more than once received from his lips curses as sententious and as complicated as that celebrated anathema of the church, for a knowledge of which most unlettered Protestants are indebted to the pious researches of the worthy Tristram Shandy.