undine

noun
un·​dine | \ ˌən-ˈdēn How to pronounce undine (audio) , ˈən-ˌdēn How to pronounce undine (audio) \

Definition of undine

: an elemental being in the theory of Paracelsus inhabiting water : water nymph

Examples of undine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An undine is a tragic figure, committed to love on a scale that is grand and alien, while forced to rely on the capriciousness of a fickle human heart. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 4 June 2021 Is this the undine Mélisande emerging from the woods? Laura Jacobs, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of undine

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for undine

New Latin undina, from Latin unda wave — more at water

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“Undine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undine. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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undine

noun
un·​dine | \ ˈən-ˌdēn How to pronounce undine (audio) , ˌən-ˈdēn How to pronounce undine (audio) \

Medical Definition of undine

: a small glass container used for irrigating the eyes

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