bansshee

Bansshee

Bans"shee\, Banshie \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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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