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sprite

[sprahyt] /spraɪt/
noun
1.
Also, spright. an elf, fairy, or goblin.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English sprit < Old French esprit < Latin spīritus spirit
Related forms
spritehood, noun
spriteless, adjective
spritelike, adjective
Can be confused
spirit, sprite.
Synonyms
See fairy.
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British Dictionary definitions for sprite-hood

sprite

/spraɪt/
noun
1.
(in folklore) a nimble elflike creature, esp one associated with water
2.
a small dainty person
3.
an icon in a computer game which can be manoeuvred around the screen by means of a joystick, etc
Word Origin
C13: from Old French esprit, from Latin spīritusspirit1
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Word Origin and History for sprite-hood

sprite

n.

c.1300, from Old French esprit "spirit," from Latin spiritus (see spirit (n.)).

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