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sídh

[shee] /ʃi/
noun, plural sídhe
[shee] /ʃi/ (Show IPA).
Irish Folklore.
1.
a mound or hill in which fairies live.
2.
a fairy.
3.
sídhe, the race of fairies.
Also, shee.
Origin of sídh
1785-1795
1785-95; < Irish; MIr síd, síth fairy mound; cf. banshee
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British Dictionary definitions for sidhe

sidhe

/ʃiː; ˈʃiːdɪ/
plural noun the sidhe
1.
the inhabitants of fairyland; fairies
Word Origin
C18: from Irish Gaelic aos sídhe people of the fairy mound; compare banshee
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Word Origin and History for sidhe

Sidhe

"the hills of the fairies," 1793; but in Yeats, "the fairie folk" (1899), elipsis of Irish (aos) sidhe "people of the faerie mound" (cf. second element in banshee).

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