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sprite

also spright  (sprīt)
n.
1. A small or elusive supernatural being; an elf or pixie.
2. An elflike person.
3. Meteorology A large, dim, red flash that appears above active thunderstorms in conjunction with lightning.
4. Archaic A spirit, specter, or ghost.

[Middle English spreit, from Old French esprit, from Latin spīritus; see spirit.]

sprite

(spraɪt)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) (in folklore) a nimble elflike creature, esp one associated with water
2. a small dainty person
3. (Games, other than specified) an icon in a computer game which can be manoeuvred around the screen by means of a joystick, etc
[C13: from Old French esprit, from Latin spīritus spirit1]

sprite

(spraɪt)

n.
an elf, fairy, or goblin.
[1250–1300; Middle English sprit < Old French esprit < Latin spīritus spirit]

sprite

A name sometimes used for an elemental.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprite - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powerssprite - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
spiritual being, supernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
elf, gremlin, imp, pixie, pixy, hob, brownie - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
fairy godmother - a female character in some fairy stories who has magical powers and can bring unexpected good fortune to the hero or heroine
gnome, dwarf - a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
Morgan le Fay - (Arthurian legend) a wicked enchantress who was the half sister and enemy of King Arthur
Puck, Robin Goodfellow - a mischievous sprite of English folklore
Oberson - (Middle Ages) the king of the fairies and husband of Titania in medieval folklore
Titania - (Middle Ages) the queen of the fairies in medieval folklore
tooth fairy - a fairy that is said to leave money at night under a child's pillow to compensate for a baby tooth falling out
water spirit, water sprite, water nymph - a fairy that inhabits water

sprite

noun spirit, fairy, elf, nymph, brownie, pixie, apparition, imp, goblin, leprechaun, peri, dryad, naiad, sylph, Oceanid (Greek myth) a scampering puckish sprite
Translations
جِنِّي، عِفْريت
víla
alffe
álfur
elfafejagariņš
víla

sprite

[spraɪt] Nelfo m, duende m

sprite

[ˈspraɪt] nlutin m

sprite

nElf m, → Elfe f; → Kobold m (also Comput: icon); water/wood spriteWasser-/Waldgeist m

sprite

[spraɪt] nelfo, folletto

sprite

(sprait) noun
an elf or fairy. a water-sprite.
References in classic literature ?
Once upon a time there was a wicked sprite, indeed he was the most mischievous of all sprites.
And woe betide that sprite who shall be careless or neglectful!
At mid-afternoon I was at my desk, trying to work, and this sprite had been making it impossible for half an hour.
advancing to me eagerly along the causeway seemed the very sprite of Alastor himself
She seemed rather an airy sprite, which, after playing its fantastic sports for a little while upon the cottage floor, would flit away with a mocking smile.
But as my little conductress, with her hair of gold and her frock of blue, danced before me round corners and pattered down passages, I had the view of a castle of romance inhabited by a rosy sprite, such a place as would somehow, for diversion of the young idea, take all color out of storybooks and fairytales.
Sabor paced back and forth beneath the tree for hours; four times she crouched and sprang at the dancing sprite above her, but might as well have clutched at the illusive wind that murmured through the tree tops.
She had come dancing up the lane, like a wind-blown sprite, through the mellow sunshine and lazy shadows of the August evening.
It seemed unbelievable that such could be the case, and yet, too, it seemed almost equally unbelievable that this beautiful girl was the same disheveled, half naked, little sprite who skipped nimbly among the branches of the trees as they ran and played in the lazy, happy days of the past.
I knew, by some mysterious mental light, that a great change was taking place in my sweet little friend(for such I loved to think her) and that she was passing from the condition of a mere Outland Sprite into the true Fairy-nature.
In the height of his boisterous merriment, Mr Quilp, having on some pretence dismissed his attendant sprite for the moment, resumed his usual manner all at once, dismounted from his cask, and laid his hand upon the lawyer's sleeve.
Hither, hither, from thy home, Airy sprite, I bid thee come