Etymology
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sprite (n.)

c. 1300, "Holy Ghost," from Old French esprit "spirit," from Latin spiritus (see spirit (n.)). From mid-14c. as "immaterial being; angel, demon, elf, fairy; apparition, ghost."

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Definitions of sprite

sprite (n.)
a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers;
Synonyms: fairy / faery / faerie / fay
From wordnet.princeton.edu