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Banshee

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The supposed domestic spirit of certain Irish or Highland Scottish families, supposed to take an interest in its welfare, and to wail at the death of one of the family. The Welsh “Cyhyraeth.” is a sort of Banshee.

⁂ The distinction of a Banshee is allowed only to families of pure Milesian stock. (Gaelic, ban-sith, a woman-fairy.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Banner
Banneret
Bannière
Bannière
Banns of Marriage
Banquet
Banquo
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Bantam
Banting
Bantling
Banyan
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Bar
Bar
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