Origin of undine
Examples from the Web for undine
Here the girls sat under the pines and Hester read aloud from Undine.A Book of Bryn Mawr Stories|Marian T. MacIntosh
For the true story of the beautiful Undine was known to none, save to the knight alone.
The longer Huldbrand sought Undine beneath the shades of night, and failed to find her, the more anxious and confused he became.
It was like the curious peeping of which the knight had been guilty, spying through the keyhole upon his wife, Undine.Sleep Walking and Moon Walking|Isidor Isaak Sadger
This rejoiced him much, for he could see Undine sitting in a brilliant hall of crystal.
British Dictionary definitions for undine
Word Origin for undine
Word Origin and History for undine
1821, from Modern Latin Undina (1650s), coined by Paracelsus ("De Nymphis") for a water spirit in his alchemical system, from Latin unda "a wave" (see water). Popularized by German romance "Undine, eine Erzählung" (1811) by Baron F.H.C. La Motte Fouqué. Undinism (1928) was coined by sex researcher Havelock Ellis to describe the fetish for urine (which Ellis had); nowadays it would be called urophilia.