fairy (n.) Old form(s): Fairie, Fayries
malignant spirit [as well as its modern sense]
CE IV.ii.35[Dromio of Syracuse to Adriana, of the Officer] A fiend, a fairy, pitiless and rough
Cym II.ii.9[Innogen to the gods] From fairies and the tempters of the night, / Guard me
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