In Arthurian legend, an Irish princess who falls tragically in love with Tristan, the nephew of a Cornish king. Wagner’s opera is Tristan und Isolde.

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  • Iseult — (alternatively Isolde, Yseult, Isode, Isoude, Isotta) is the name of several characters in the Arthurian story of Tristan and Iseult. The most prominent is Iseult of Ireland, wife of Mark of Cornwall and adulterous lover of Sir Tristan. Her… …   Wikipedia

  • Iseult — f English: variant of ISOLDE (SEE Isolde), from the medieval French form of the name …   First names dictionary

  • Iseult — [i so͞olt′] n. [Fr] ISOLDE …   English World dictionary

  • Iseult — Ysaline Ysaline est un prénom féminin ancien très peu répandu mais qui semble jouir d une nouvelle popularité ces dernières années [Quand ?] dans les statistiques françaises et belges. Sommaire 1 Étymologie 2 Variantes 3 Historique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Iseult — Provenance. Forme médiévale d Isabelle, dérivée d Elisabeth. Vient de l hébreu el, isha et beth Signifie : Dieu protège ma maison Se fête le 22 février. Histoire. Isabelle de France, née en 1225, est la soeur du roi Louis IX, dit saint Louis.… …   Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons

  • Iseult — noun Etymology: Old French Isolt, Iseut Date: 1796 Isolde …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Iseult — /i soohlt /, n. 1. Also, Yseult. German, Isolde. Arthurian Romance. a. the daughter of a king of Ireland who became the wife of King Mark of Cornwall: she was the beloved of Tristram. b. daughter of the king of Brittany, and wife of Tristram. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Iseult — n. female first name; Isold, Irish princess who was the wife of the king of Cornwall and the lover of Tristan (knight of king of Cornwall) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Iseult — I•seult or Yseult [[t]ɪˈsult[/t]] n. myt lit. myt lit. a heroine of Arthurian legend, the wife of King Mark of Cornwall and the lover of Tristram …   From formal English to slang

  • Iseult — /iˈzult/ (say ee zoohlt) noun Arthurian Legend 1. the daughter of Angush, king of Ireland, and wife of Mark, king of Cornwall, loved by Tristan. 2. (in another account) the daughter of the king of Brittany, and wife of Tristan. Also, Isolde,… …   Australian English dictionary

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