banshee

banshee
noun Etymology: Irish bean sídhe & Scottish Gaelic bean sìth, literally, woman of fairyland Date: 1771 a female spirit in Gaelic folklore whose appearance or wailing warns a family that one of them will soon die

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Banshee — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para otros usos de este término, véase Banshee (desambiguación). Las banshees (ˈbænʃiː, del gaélico bean sí, mujer de los túmulos ) forman parte del folclore irlandés desde el siglo VIII. Son espíritus femeninos que …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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 — index phantom Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • banshee — 1771, from phonetic spelling of Ir. bean sidhe female of the Elves, from bean woman (from PIE *gwen ; see QUEEN (Cf. queen)) + sidhe, from sith fairy or sid fairy mound. Specifically, one who calls to the spirits of the dead …   Etymology dictionary

  • banshee — ► NOUN ▪ (in Irish legend) a female spirit whose wailing warns of a death in a house. ORIGIN from Old Irish ben síde woman of the fairies …   English terms dictionary

  • banshee — or banshie [ban′shē] n. [Ir bean sidhe < bean, woman (see GYNO ) + sith, fairy] Celt. Folklore a female spirit believed to wail outside a house as a warning that a death will occur soon in the family …   English World 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 — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. Banshee (значения). Banshee …   Википедия

  • Banshee — The banshee (IPAEng|ˈbænʃiː), from the Irish bean sí ( woman of the or woman of the fairy mounds ) is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. Her Scottish counterpart is the bean… …   Wikipedia

  • Banshee — Die Bunworth Banshee, Illustration in Thomas Crofton Crokers Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland (1825) Eine Banshee ([ˈbʲan ˈʃiː], vom irisch gälischen bean sí: „Frau von den Feen“, „Frau aus dem Feenreich“ oder auch „Geistfrau“ …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Banshee — (BAN she) Variations: Bean Chaointe, Bean Nighe, Bean Sidhe, Beansidhe, Caoineag, Cointeach, Cyhiraeth, Cyoerraeth, Eur Cunnere Noe, GWRACH YRHIBYN, Kannerez Noz, Washer at the Banks, Washer at the Ford, Washer of the Shrouds Currently, the… …   Encyclopedia of vampire mythology

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”