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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Scottish Gaelic
Origin: bean-sith, probably from Old Irish ben side 'woman of fairyland'

banshee

noun
     
Related topics: Occult
ban‧shee [countable]
RO a female spirit whose loud cry is believed to be heard when someone is going to die:

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