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Origin and Meaning of Sprite

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sprite
  1. A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition. See Spright."Gaping graves received the wandering, guilty sprite." [Dryden.]
  2. An elf; a fairy; a goblin.
  3. [Zoöl] The green woodpecker, or yaffle.

Etymology: OE. sprit, F. esprit, fr. L. spiritus. See Spirit, and cf. Sprightly

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers

From Old French esprit (“spirit”).

  1. (mythology) A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition.
  2. (mythology) An elf; a fairy; a goblin.
  3. The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
  4. (computer graphics) A two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene.
  5. An electrical discharge that occurs high above the cumulonimbus cloud of an active thunderstorm.
  6. A spayed female ferret.

Notable Persons Named Sprite

Sprite is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sprite

Sprite is a comics character.


Fun Facts about the name Sprite

  • When was the first name Sprite first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Sprite is Tuesday, January 6th, 1925.
  • How unique is the name Sprite? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Sprite. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Sprite: Your name in reverse order is Etirps. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Petsir. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Sprite born Nov 24, 1973

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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