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Meaning of BANSHEE

Pronunciation:  'banshee

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

BANSHEE is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: disembodied spirit, spirit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 
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