from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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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  • proper n. A female given name.

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  • n. (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


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From the name of the queen who fell in love with Tristan in medieval romance; possibly from Celtic, of uncertain meaning, or from Germanic, equivalent to Old High German is ("ice") + hiltja ("battle").


  • Laura, the name Iseult is pretty common, there are two already in the Tristan legend - in one version there's the Irish Iseult Tristan is in love with, and a Breton one Iseult Whitehand he marries though he never consumates the marriage.

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  • The audience was to shout out suggestions, and we the panelists - Tony Finan, Genevieve Iseult Eldredge, Alyce Wilson, Andrew C. Ely and yours truly - were to determine who would win.

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  • In the myth of Tristan & Iseult, those destined for torment & misery—that is, high romantic love—meet in deception, fall in love by magic spell, and pursue that romantic love in defiance of heavenly & earthly law, and to their own destruction.

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  • What elixir of eternal love had they drunk together as had Tristram and Iseult of old time?


  • Perhaps he had had somebody like her in mind when he painted that girl, Iseult, in the book there on the table.

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  • For the cobia with honeysuckle, jasmine and potato pave, a Tristan and Iseult made with Patron anejo tequila, Patron Citronge and jasmine honey chardonnay syrup.

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  • Iseult the Fair love has always been nourished by obstacles romance only comes into existence when love is fatal, frowned upon doomed by life what draws us is the story?


  • But for the existence of a husband, the lovers would have had to get married; and it is unbelievable that Tristan should ever be in a position to marry Iseult.

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  • It was written by a good friend of mine Kate Farrell and I've included audio links to a different retelling of the Tristan and Iseult legend as well.

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  • To make her case, she takes us into a dark forest to show us the doomed lovers Tristan and Iseult, lying with a sword between their hot bodies.

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