from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. In the occult philosophy of Paracelsus, a being having water as its element.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A female water-sprite or nymph.
- n. The elemental being of water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a class of fabled female water spirits who might receive a human soul by intermarrying with a mortal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus for irrigating the eye in the operation of extracting cataract.
- n. A water-spirit of the female sex, resembling in character the sylphs or spirits of the air, and corresponding in some measure to the naiads of classical mythology. According to Paracelsus, when an undine married a mortal and bore a child she received a soul.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various female water spirits
New Latin undīna, from Latin unda, wave.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Modern Latin undina, from Latin unda ("wave"). (Wiktionary)