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In the occult philosophy of Paracelsus, a being having water as its element.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) any of various female water spirits
[C17: from New Latin undina, from Latin unda a wave]
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un•dine(ʌnˈdin, ˈʌn din)
(orig. in the writings of Paracelsus) any of a group of elemental beings, female and mortal, but soulless, that live in water. Compare sylph (def. 2).
[< New Latin undīna < Latin und(a) wave, water]
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according to Paracelsus, a water nymph or spirit, female in form and lacking a soul until married to a mortal and mother of his child.See also: Mythology
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