Definition of Sidhe in English:


Pronunciation /SHē/ /ʃi/

plural noun

  • The fairy people of Irish folklore, said to live beneath the hills and often identified as the remnant of the ancient Tuatha Dé Danann.

    ‘From that point on they became known as the Sidhe, so they are as much ancient Gods and Goddesses as they are faeries.’
    • ‘Based on the Irish myth for Sidhe they are immortal and fair creatures.’
    • ‘In this prologue, I will explain the various tribes mentioned, namely selkies, Sidhe, phoukas, and halflings, as many readers may not have heard of them before.’
    • ‘‘I am Queen Twilight of the Sidhe,’ the woman said introducing her self.’
    • ‘He was Tamerlane himself, prince of the Sidhe, and a more tender, more noble being she'd never known.’
    sprite, pixie, elf, imp, brownie, puck


From Irish aos sidhe ‘people of the fairy mound’.