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un·dine

 (ŭn-dēn′, ŭn′dēn′)
n.
In the occult philosophy of Paracelsus, a being having water as its element.

[New Latin undīna, from Latin unda, wave; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]
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undine

(ˈʌndiːn)
n
(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)

n.
(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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undine

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.
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Noun1.undine - any of various female water spiritsundine - any of various female water spirits
water spirit, water sprite, water nymph - a fairy that inhabits water
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I agree not to expect anything from Mother or you, but I do want to buy UNDINE AND SINTRAM for myself.
The Better Broom, 1237 Undine St., Bellingham, 604340833
It is ever so tempting to believe that Edith Wharton's ghastly Undine Spragg contains some of Alva's DNA.
SMITH UNDINE (nee Dawson) Sadly passed away on April 3rd, surrounded by her loving family.
The Belle Epoque was the era influenced not only by the Commedia delle'arte, but by circus performers, dance (both ancient and modern), new-world phenomena like the Cakewalk, orientalism, Asia admiration, a child's world and make-believe, fairy tales, the world of Undine, peculiar hybrid creatures, watery subjects, hair (especially golden), Edgar Allen Poe and nationalism.
Ridgewood Infrastructure also manages interests in the Vista Ridge Regional Water Supply Project, an essential, longa[euro]term contracted 142a[euro]mile water pipeline, which is expected to supply the city of San Antonio, Texas with approximately 20% of its fresh water; and Undine, LLC, which is building a mid-sized regulated water utility through the strategic consolidation of smaller scale regulated utilities in partnership with a proven management team.
Ridgewood Infrastructure also manages interests in the Vista Ridge Regional Water Supply Project, an essential, long-term contracted 142-mile water pipeline, which is expected to supply the city of San Antonio, Texas with approximately 20% of its fresh water; and Undine, LLC, which is building a mid-sized regulated water utility through the strategic consolidation of smaller scale regulated utilities in partnership with a proven management team.
Stranded amidst Europe's splendors, her "shrinking from everything new and unfamiliar [develops] into a kind of settled terror." Finally, much to her and her husband's relief, the two are granted leave by the imperious Undine to return to the States, where Mrs.
Meanwhile, focusing on Uexkull's technic of "the Picture Book," by which he "allows for an intensification of tertiary memories of childhood aesthetic experience," Stephen Loo and Undine Sellbach posit that "we are invited to imagine the unknowable worlds of the grasshoppers through over-determined anthropomorphic frameworks that collapse logical sense to perform an alternative logic of sensation and affect" (2013, 54-57).
In Wharton's arch description of her heroine, we see the paradox of personality expressed felicitously: "Undine was fiercely independent and yet passionately imitative.