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sídh

or shee

[ shee ]

noun

, Irish Folklore.
, plural sídhe [shee].
  1. a mound or hill in which fairies live.
  2. a fairy.
  3. sídhe, the race of fairies.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sídh1

1785–95; < Irish; MIr síd, síth fairy mound; banshee

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Example Sentences

The Gaelic word sidh (Irish) or sith (Scottish) means "supernatural" and the "peace" and "silence" of supernatural beings.

Sidh (pronounced shee) is a fairy, with the diminutive sidhean (sheen), which more especially carries the meaning of Fairy Hill.

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