Origin of the name CHELINDE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name CHELINDE.
An Arthurian legend name of uncertain etymology, but possibly meaning
"a boat," from French chaland. See Donkin's note
under the Latin form, Chelinda.
In the Arthurian romance of Tristan de Léonais, Sadoc, the
nephew of Joseph of Arimathea, married Chelinde, the daughter of the King
of Babylon. His brother ravished Chelinde, and after killing him,
Sadoc departed with his wife for another land. Terrible storms
arose, and as the sailors believed that he was the Jonah, they cast him
overboard. He was not drowned, but reached land and lived for three
years with a hermit.
In the meantime Chelinde became the wife of the King of
Cornwall, who exposed Apollo, her son by Sadoc, on account of an evil
dream, which prophesied that he would die at his hands. In after
years the prediction was not only verified, but the unfortunate youth
killed his own father in a combat and married his mother. In these
latter instances we have almost certainly purely literary imitations of
the Oedipus story. (Sohrab and Rustem, Potter, 1902)