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Japanese translation: 水の娘、水の精

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14:27 Jul 5, 2002
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
/ elementals
English term or phrase: water's daughter
daughter of water
Natsuko
Japanese translation:水の娘、水の精
Explanation:
Elementals? Hmmm, I'd have to think that you are talking about Empedokles(エンペドクレス), an ancient Greek phiylosopher; he tried to explain that all matter was comprised of four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind (地水火風).

Fouque named the spirit of water Undine(ウンディーヌ又はウンディーネ) in the 19th C, and Giraudoux called it Ondine(オンディーヌ) in the 20th C. Now this is translated as 水の精 or 水の娘。
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水の娘、水の精


Explanation:
Elementals? Hmmm, I'd have to think that you are talking about Empedokles(エンペドクレス), an ancient Greek phiylosopher; he tried to explain that all matter was comprised of four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind (地水火風).

Fouque named the spirit of water Undine(ウンディーヌ又はウンディーネ) in the 19th C, and Giraudoux called it Ondine(オンディーヌ) in the 20th C. Now this is translated as 水の精 or 水の娘。


    Reference: http://king.multi.ne.jp/deluxe/undine/un-09.html
    Reference: http://www.geocities.com/tmartiac//myth/elemental.htm
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