earth spirit

noun

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)

Word History

Etymology

probably translation of German erdgeist

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of earth spirit was in 1809

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“Earth spirit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earth%20spirit. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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