what is difference between banshee and banshie
- banshie (dated)
- benshee (obsolete)
From Irish bean sí, from Old Irish ben síde (literally “woman of the fairy mound”). The term banshee entered English in 1771.
- IPA(key): /bænˈʃiː/, /ˈbænʃiː/
banshee (plural banshees)
- (Irish folklore) A female spirit, usually taking the form of a woman whose mournful wailing warns of an impending death.
- (derogatory) A noisy or ill-tempered woman.
- A banshee was originally merely a fairy woman who sang a caoineadh (lament) for recently-deceased members of certain families. Translations of Irish works into English made a distinction between the banshee and other fairy folk that the original language and original stories do not seem to have, but from which sprung the current image of the banshee.
- has-been, shabeen, shebean
banshee f (plural banshees)
- (Irish folklore) banshee (a female spirit who warns of impending death)
banshie (plural banshies)
- Dated form of banshee.