Definitions for: Banshee


[n] (Irish folklore) a female spirit who wails to warn of impending death



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

See Also: disembodied spirit, spirit

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