Banshie

Banshie

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.

Origin: gael. Bean-shith fairy; gael. & ir. Bean woman _ gael. Sith fairy.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Banshie&oldid=23799"
First | Previous (Bannwarths syndrome) | Next (Banstickle) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.