sprite

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sprite, spryt, spreyte, from Old French esprit (spirit). Doublet of spirit.

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Noun[edit]

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sprite (plural sprites)

  1. (mythology) A spirit; a soul; a shade
    • 1803, William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
      He who torments the chafer's sprite
      Weaves a bower in endless night.
  2. An apparition; ghost
  3. (mythology) An elf; a fairy; a goblin.
  4. The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
  5. (computer graphics) A two-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene.
  6. An electrical discharge that occurs high above the cumulonimbus cloud of an active thunderstorm.
  7. A spayed female ferret.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (supernatural creature): See goblin (hostile)

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English sprite.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsprite/, [ˈs̠prit̪e̞]
  • IPA(key): /ˈsprɑi̯tːi/, [ˈs̠prɑi̯t̪ːi] (approximating English pronunciation; inflects like risti)
  • Rhymes: -ite
  • Hyphenation: spri‧te

Noun[edit]

sprite

  1. (computer graphics) sprite

Declension[edit]

Inflection of sprite (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative sprite spritet
genitive spriten spritejen
partitive spriteä spritejä
illative spriteen spriteihin
singular plural
nominative sprite spritet
accusative nom. sprite spritet
gen. spriten
genitive spriten spritejen
spriteinrare
partitive spriteä spritejä
inessive spritessä spriteissä
elative spritestä spriteistä
illative spriteen spriteihin
adessive spritellä spriteillä
ablative spriteltä spriteiltä
allative spritelle spriteille
essive spritenä spriteinä
translative spriteksi spriteiksi
instructive spritein
abessive spritettä spriteittä
comitative spriteineen
Possessive forms of sprite (type nalle)
possessor singular plural
1st person spriteni spritemme
2nd person spritesi spritenne
3rd person spritensä

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