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What is the meaning of ‘tryst’?

(Impung Chang, New Delhi)

The ‘y’ in the word is pronounced like the ‘i’ in ‘fist’, ‘mist’, and ‘list’. ‘Tryst’ is considered to be a literary word which is mostly used in British English. The meeting of two lovers in a quiet and secluded place is called a tryst. The word nowadays is being used to mean ‘appointment’. Tryst comes from ‘tristre’ meaning ‘appointed station in hunting’.

*According to some people, India has a tryst with destiny.

S. UPENDRAN

upendrankye@gmail.com

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