Banshie
Banshee Ban"shee, Banshie Ban"shie, n. [Gael. bean-shith fairy; Gael. & Ir. bean woman + Gael. sith fairy.] (Celtic Folklore) A supernatural being supposed to warn a family of the approaching death of one of its members, by wailing or singing in a mournful voice, as under the windows of the house. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • banshie — n. banshee, banshe, female spirit whose screeching foreshadows death (Irish Folklore) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • banshie — ban·shie …   English syllables

  • banshie — noun (Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death • Syn: ↑banshee • Topics: ↑folklore • Regions: ↑Ireland, ↑Hibernia, ↑Emerald Isle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Banshee — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Banshee (homonymie). Banshee, illustration de W.H. Brooke pour les Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland de Thomas Crofton Croker, 1825. La banshee …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Banshee — Ban shee, Banshie Ban shie, n. [Gael. bean shith fairy; Gael. & Ir. bean woman + Gael. sith fairy.] (Celtic Folklore) A supernatural being supposed to warn a family of the approaching death of one of its members, by wailing or singing in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • banshee — /ban shee, ban shee /, n. (in Irish folklore) a spirit in the form of a wailing woman who appears to or is heard by members of a family as a sign that one of them is about to die. Also, banshie. [1765 75; < Ir bean sidhe woman of a fairy mound;… …   Universalium

  • banshe — n. banshee, banshie, female spirit whose screeching foreshadows death (Irish Folklore) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • banshee — ban·shee || bæn ʃiː n. banshie, banshe, female spirit whose screeching foreshadows death (Irish Folklore) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • banshees — ban·shee || bæn ʃiː n. banshie, banshe, female spirit whose screeching foreshadows death (Irish Folklore) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • banshes — n. banshee, banshie, female spirit whose screeching foreshadows death (Irish Folklore) …   English contemporary dictionary

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