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Origin of the name DRYSTAN.
Etymology of the name DRYSTAN.
Meaning of the baby name DRYSTAN.


DRYSTAN.  Arthurian.  A knight and lover of Essyllt.  The same as Tristan (also see Tristram).  From Welsh Trwst ap Taran (tumult, the son of thunder), itself of Pictish origin, from Drust (q.v.) or Trust (q.v.), meaning "loud noise, tumult" or poetically "herald, proclaimer." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  But, also see Leith's note under Feridun.

... the Welsh Triads bring Arthur in contact with Drystan the gal-ofydd or "war-leader" of March and the lover of Essyllt, that is to say, Malory's Tristram, kynge Mark, and Isoud respectively.  Drystan is represented sending March's swineherd on an errand to Essyllt, Drystan in the meantime taking upon himself the charge of the swine.  The story then makes Arthur, assisted by March, Kei and Bedwyr, attempt to get possession of some of the swine by every means in their power, but all in vain, so that Drystan came to be styled one of "the Three stout Swineherds of the Isle of Britain." (Le morte d'Arthur, Malory-Rhys, 1908)


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