Origin of the name ETTARD.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ETTARD.
ETTARD.Arthurian. The name of the unsympathetic lover of
Pelleas, perhaps of Teutonic origin, meaning "the hard
one." Malory calls her Ettarre
... Tennyson did not
invent Ettarre. It
occurs in the fourth book of Malory's "Morte Darthur" as
Ettard. (Notes and Queries, v.4, Jul-Dec., 1905).
... After Sir Pelleas's
unfortunate love-passage with Ettarre (or Ettard, as Malory calls her),
he is represented as marrying Nimue, whose original name, which was
Rhiannon, reached this form, as well as that of "Vivien",
through a series of miscopyings of successive scribes... (The
Mythology of the British Islands, Squire, 1905)