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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Trust, faith.
  • v. To trust, have faith in.
  • n. A set station in hunting.
  • adj. sad; sorrowful; gloomy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To trust.
  • n. Trust.
  • n. A post, or station, in hunting.
  • n. A secret meeting, or the place of such meeting; a tryst. See Tryst.
  • adj. Sad; sorrowful; gloomy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of trustand tryst.
  • Sad; sorrowful; gloomy.


Apparently related to trust. (Wiktionary)
From Old French triste. Compare tryst. (Wiktionary)
French triste ("sad"). (Wiktionary)



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  • In addtion, trist is a noun meaning sadness, sorrow, affliction (Oxford English Dictionary).

    October 10, 2011