Ban"shee, 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.

 

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Bans"shee, 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.

 

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