earth spirit


Definition of earth spirit

1 : the earth personified either poetically or as a deity supposed to live in or under the earth
2 : a humanoid long-lived or immortal entity (such as a gnome)

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First Known Use of earth spirit

1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for earth spirit

probably translation of German erdgeist

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“Earth spirit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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