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Bahr Geist

(A). A banshee or grey-spectre.

“Know then (said Eveline) it [the Bahr Geist] is a spectre, usually the image of the departed person, who, either for wrong suffered sustained during life, or through treasure hidden, haunts the spot from time to time, becomes familiar to those who dwell there, and takes an interest in their fate.” —Sir W. Scott: The Betrothed, chap. 15.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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