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Definitions for Undine
ʌnˈdin, ˈʌn dinun·dine
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any of various female water spirits
A female water-sprite or nymph
The elemental being of water.
A female given name from Latin.
The child, on the contrary, would by no means listen to this, declaring she had been called Undine by her parents, and Undine she would still be called. Now this seemed to me a Pagan name, which stood in no calendar, and therefore I took counsel of a priest in the city.
Etymology: Modern Latin undina, from Latin unda ‘wave’.
Undines (; also ondines) are a category of elemental beings associated with water, stemming from the alchemical writings of Paracelsus. Later writers developed the undine into a water nymph in its own right, and it continues to live in modern literature and art through such adaptations as Danish Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" and the Undine of Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué.
one of a class of fabled female water spirits who might receive a human soul by intermarrying with a mortal
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un-dēn′, n. a spirit of the waters, a water-nymph, without a soul—they marry readily with men, and an undine herself receives a soul on bearing a child. [L. unda, a wave.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
(Un′dine). A water-nymph, or sylph, who, according to fable, might receive a human soul by marrying a mortal.
The numerical value of Undine in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Undine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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