Meaning of BANSHEE in English

/ban"shee, ban shee"/ , 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.

Also, banshie .

[ 1765-75; bean sidhe woman of a fairy mound; see SÍDH ]

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