Pronounced Pron. ee-val
Other Forms FormsAeval (Anglicized), Aibell (Old Irish)
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 4/4/2015
Probably from Old Irish óibell "spark, fire". In Irish legend this is the name of a banshee or goddess who appeared to the Irish king Brian Boru on the eve of the Battle of Clontarf (1014). She is still said to dwell in the fairy mound of Craig Liath in County Clare.