Definitions for undineʌnˈdin, ˈʌn din

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•dineʌnˈdin, ˈʌn din(n.)

  1. (orig. in the writings of Paracelsus) any of a group of elemental beings, female and mortal, but soulless, that live in water.

    Category: Mythology

    Ref: Compare; sylph (def. 2). 2

Origin of undine:

< NL undīna < L und(a) wave, water

Princeton's WordNet

  1. undine(noun)

    any of various female water spirits

Wiktionary

  1. undine(Noun)

    A female water-sprite or nymph

  2. undine(Noun)

    The elemental being of water.

  3. Undine(ProperNoun)

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  4. Origin: Modern Latin undina, from Latin unda ‘wave’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undine(noun)

    one of a class of fabled female water spirits who might receive a human soul by intermarrying with a mortal

Freebase

  1. Undine

    Undine is a fairy-tale novella by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué in which Undine, a water spirit, marries a knight named Huldebrand in order to gain a soul. It is an early German romance, which has been translated into English and other languages.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Undine

    a female spirit of the watery element, naturally without, but capable of receiving, a human soul, particularly after being wedded to a man and after giving birth to a child.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mermaid(noun)

an imaginary sea creature with a human body down to the waist and a fish's tail.

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