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  1. fairiesnoun

    Plural form of fairy.

  2. fairiesnoun

    Plural form of fairie.

Wikipedia

  1. Fairies

    A fairy (also fay, fae, fey, fair folk, or faerie) is a type of mythical being or legendary creature found in the folklore of multiple European cultures (including Celtic, Slavic, Germanic, English, and French folklore), a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural. Myths and stories about fairies do not have a single origin, but are rather a collection of folk beliefs from disparate sources. Various folk theories about the origins of fairies include casting them as either demoted angels or demons in a Christian tradition, as deities in Pagan belief systems, as spirits of the dead, as prehistoric precursors to humans, or as spirits of nature. The label of fairy has at times applied only to specific magical creatures with human appearance, magical powers, and a penchant for trickery. At other times it has been used to describe any magical creature, such as goblins and gnomes. Fairy has at times been used as an adjective, with a meaning equivalent to "enchanted" or "magical". It is also used as a name for the place these beings come from, the land of Fairy. A recurring motif of legends about fairies is the need to ward off fairies using protective charms. Common examples of such charms include church bells, wearing clothing inside out, four-leaf clover, and food. Fairies were also sometimes thought to haunt specific locations, and to lead travelers astray using will-o'-the-wisps. Before the advent of modern medicine, fairies were often blamed for sickness, particularly tuberculosis and birth deformities. In addition to their folkloric origins, fairies were a common feature of Renaissance literature and Romantic art, and were especially popular in the United Kingdom during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The Celtic Revival also saw fairies established as a canonical part of Celtic cultural heritage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fairies

    of Fairy

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Fairies

    imaginary supernatural beings conceived of as of diminutive size but in human shape, who play a conspicuous part in the traditions of Europe during the Middle Ages, and are animated more or less by a spirit of mischief out of a certain loving regard for, or humorous interest in, the affairs of mankind, whether in the way of thwarting or helping.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fairies in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fairies in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fairies in a Sentence

  1. J. M. Barrie:

    Every time a child says, I don't believe in fairies, there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.

  2. Douglas Adams:

    Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?

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