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banshie


banshie


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bansshee  \Bans"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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Banshee  \Ban"shee\,  Banshie  \Ban"shie\,  n.  [Gael.  bean-shith 
  fairy;  Gael.  &  Ir  bean  woman  +  Gael.  sith  fairy.] 
  A  supernatural  being  supposed  by  the  Irish  and  Scotch 
  peasantry  to  warn  a  family  of  the  speedy  death  of  one  of  its 
  members,  by  wailing  or  singing  in  a  mournful  voice  under  the 
  windows  of  the  house.