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Meaning of BANSHEE

Pronunciation:  'banshee

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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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