un dine

undine

[uhn-deen, uhn-deen]
noun
any of a group of female water spirits described by Paracelsus.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin undīna (1658; coined by Paracelsus), equivalent to Latin und(a) wave, water + -īna -ine1


See sylph.
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undine (ˈʌndiːn)
 
n
any of various female water spirits
 
[C17: from New Latin undina, from Latin unda a wave]

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undine
1821, from Mod.L. Undina (1657), coined by Paracelsus ("De Nymphis") for a water spirit in his alchemical system, from L. unda "a wave" (see water). Popularized by Ger. romance "Undine, eine Erzählung" (1811) by Baron F.H.C. La Motte Fouqué. Undinism (1928) was
coined by sex researcher Havelock Ellis to describe the fetish for urine (which Ellis had); nowadays it would be called urophilia.
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