sidhe

sídh

[shee]
noun, plural sídhe [shee] . Irish Folklore.
1.
a mound or hill in which fairies live.
2.
a fairy.
3.
sídhe, the race of fairies.
Also, shee.


Origin:
1785–95; < Irish; MIr síd, síth fairy mound; cf. banshee

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sidhe (ʃiː, ˈʃiːdɪ)
 
pl n
the inhabitants of fairyland; fairies
 
[C18: from Irish Gaelic aos sídhe people of the fairy mound; compare banshee]

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