(King). Father of Tristan; he was drawn to a chase par mal engin et negromance of a fay who was in love with him, and
from whose thraldom he was ultimately released by the power of the
great enchanter Merlin. (Tristan de Leonois, a romance, 1489.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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