Origin of the name ETTARRE.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name ETTARRE.
ETTARRE.Arthurian. Tennyson's name for Malory's Ettard
(q.v.), the unsympathetic lover of Pelleas, perhaps of Teutonic origin, meaning
"the hard one."
Pelleas and Ettarre (1870)—the
sinless youth, who cherishing a maiden passion for a maid and finding her
false, goes mad at the discovery of sin. Tennyson introduces him as
the happiest in the happy throng at the jousts at Carleon. For the
lady Ettarre has accepted his love and she is beautiful and as pure as
Guinevere and Guinevere as pure as heaven and every lady spotless and
every knight true and, under God, the god-like Arthur ruled the
world. Soon Ettarre changes. She wearies of his very
innocence. Pelleas, hard to be undeceived, trusts Sir Gawain when
that gay knight offers to win back Ettarre's love for him. Gawain
proves unfaithful and Pelleas discovers his unfaithfulness and the
unworthiness of Ettarre. (Heroes and Heroines of Fiction, Walsh,