Undine meaning

ŭn-dēn, ŭndēn
In the occult philosophy of Paracelsus, a being having water as its element.
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(folklore) A female water spirit who can acquire a soul by marrying, and having a child by, a mortal.
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A female water-sprite or nymph.
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The elemental being of water.
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(rare outside fiction) A female given name.
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Origin of undine

  • New Latin undīna from Latin unda wave wed-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Undine (“undine"), first used as a given name in the novel Undine by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué and in 19th century operas based on the book.

    From Wiktionary

  • Modern Latin undina, from Latin unda (“wave").

    From Wiktionary