Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Undine’ (2 syl.).

 Underwriter.Ungrateful Guest (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Undine’ (2 syl.).
The water-nymph, who was created without a soul, like all others of her species. By marrying a mortal she obtained a soul, and with it all the pains and penalties of the human race. (La Motte Fouqué: Undine.)   1
   Founded on a tale told by Paracelsus in his Treatise on Elemental Sprites. (See FAIRY, SYLPHS.)   2

 Underwriter.Ungrateful Guest (The). 

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