Origin of banshee
Examples from the Web for banshee
When the sheriff-to-be is killed, the man assumes his identity, Lucas Hood, and becomes the new Sheriff of Banshee.
The first season of Banshee, meanwhile, was completely outrageous (in a good way).
Among the ruins is a small vaulted chamber in which, it is believed by a great many folk around about, a banshee resides.Romantic Ireland; volume 2/2|M.F and B. McM. Mansfield
A Welsh death-portent often confused with the gwrach y Rhibyn and banshee is the cyhyraeth, the groaning spirit.
Here in the little sheltered hollow no goblins gibbered, no banshee wailed in the wet wood.Old Plymouth Trails|Winthrop Packard
If a member of an Irish family dies abroad, the Banshee notifies his misfortune at home.The Ghost World|T. F. Thiselton (Thomas Firminger Thiselton) Dyer
When more than one banshee is present, and they wail and sing in chorus, it is for the death of some holy or great one.A Critic in Pall Mall|Oscar Wilde
British Dictionary definitions for banshee
Word Origin for banshee
Word Origin and History for banshee
1771, from phonetic spelling of Irish bean sidhe "female of the Elves," from bean "woman" (from PIE *gwen-; see queen) + sidhe, from sith "fairy" or sid "fairy mound." Specifically, one who calls to the spirits of the dead.