sídh

or shee

[shee]

Origin of sídh

1785–95; < Irish; MIr síd, síth fairy mound; cf. banshee
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British Dictionary definitions for sidhe

sidhe

pl n the sidhe
  1. the inhabitants of fairyland; fairies

Word Origin for sidhe

C18: from Irish Gaelic aos sídhe people of the fairy mound; compare banshee
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Word Origin and History for sidhe

Sidhe

"the hills of the fairies," 1793; but in Yeats, "the fairie folk" (1899), elipsis of Irish (aos) sidhe "people of the faerie mound" (cf. second element in banshee).

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