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ban·shee

also ban·shie  (băn′shē)
n.
A female spirit in Gaelic folklore believed to presage, by wailing, a death in a family.

[Irish Gaelic bean sídhe, woman of the fairies, banshee : bean, woman (from Old Irish ben; see gwen- in Indo-European roots) + sídhe, fairy (from Old Irish síde, genitive of síd, fairy mound; see sed- in Indo-European roots).]

banshee

(ˈbænʃiː; bænˈʃiː)
n
(European Myth & Legend) (in Irish folklore) a female spirit whose wailing warns of impending death
[C18: from Irish Gaelic bean sídhe, literally: woman of the fairy mound]

ban•shee

or ban•shie

(ˈbæn ʃi, bænˈʃi)

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.
[1765–75; < Irish bean sídhe literally, woman of a fairy mound; see sídh]

banshee

An Irish word meaning woman of the fairies, used to mean a female spirit whose wail is a portent of death.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banshee - (Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending deathbanshee - (Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
Translations
Banshee
موجود وهمی شکل به شکل روح
Banshee

banshee

n (Ir Myth) → Banshee f, → Todesfee f; to scream like a bansheegespenstisch heulen
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