Definitions of fay

n a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers

faerie, faery, fairy, sprite
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brownie, elf, gremlin, hob, imp, pixie, pixy
(folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
fairy godmother
a female character in some fairy stories who has magical powers and can bring unexpected good fortune to the hero or heroine
dwarf, gnome
a legendary creature resembling a tiny old man; lives in the depths of the earth and guards buried treasure
Morgan le Fay
(Arthurian legend) a wicked enchantress who was the half sister and enemy of King Arthur
Puck, Robin Goodfellow
a mischievous sprite of English folklore
(Middle Ages) the king of the fairies and husband of Titania in medieval folklore
(Middle Ages) the queen of the fairies in medieval folklore
tooth fairy
a fairy that is said to leave money at night under a child's pillow to compensate for a baby tooth falling out
water nymph, water spirit, water sprite
a fairy that inhabits water
(German mythology) any of the race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure hoard that was stolen by Siegfried
any of various female water spirits
a mischievous elf in Irish folklore
an elf in fairy stories who sprinkles sand in children's eyes to make them sleepy
(Norse mythology) a dwarf who possessed a treasure that was stolen by Loki
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spiritual being, supernatural being
an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events

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