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undine (əndēn´, ŭn´dēn), in folklore, female water sprite who could acquire a soul by marrying a human being. If, however, her lover proved unfaithful, she had to return to the sea. The legend is the subject of Baron de La Motte-Fouqué's Undine and Jean Giraudoux's Ondine.

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undine a female spirit or nymph imagined as inhabiting water, a water-nymph; recorded from the early 19th century, the word comes from modern Latin Undina (in Paracelsus De Nymphis), from Latin unda ‘wave’.

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undine (un-deen) n. a small rounded container, usually made of glass, for solutions used to wash out the eye. It has a small neck for filling and a long tapering spout with a narrow outlet.

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Undine [Ondine]. Ballet in 3 acts and 5 scenes by Henze, choreog. Ashton. Prod. London 1958, Munich, Berlin, 1959. Also opera by Lortzing (1845).

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undine water-nymph. XIX. — modL. undina, undena, f. unda wave; see -INE1.

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