Sidhe vs Sidle - What's the difference?

sidhe | sidle |

As nouns the difference between sidhe and sidle

is that sidhe is while sidle is a sideways movement.

As a verb sidle is

to move sideways.



(wikipedia Sidhe)

Proper noun

  • Mythical hills of Irish and Scottish folklore, home of the sidhe race; fairyland, faerie.
  • * 1906 , , Columcille: The Friend of the Angels of God,
  • Even Nera from the Sidhe could not do it; he is not made much of now; our learned one is not the light of our life now he is hidden away from us.
  • Alternative capitalization of sidhe.
  • * 1914 , ,
  • Their reign has never ceased, but only waned in power a little, for the Sidhe still pass in every wind, and dance and play at hurley, and fight their sudden battles in every hollow and on every hill; but they cannot build their temples again till there have been martyrdoms and victories, and perhaps even that long-foretold battle in the Valley of the Black Pig.
  • * 2001 , , Spirits White as Lightning , page not numbered,
  • “‘Fun,’” Ria echoed. “You want to invite me to one of the Sidhe ’s High Holy Days—me —and you think it'll be 'fun'?”


    * * * English proper nouns




    (en noun)
  • A sideways movement.
  • A furtive advance.
  • Verb

  • To move sideways.
  • To advance in a furtive, coy or unobtrusive manner.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1960 , author= , title=(Jeeves in the Offing) , section=chapter VIII , passage=At an early point in these exchanges I had started to sidle' to the door, and I now ' sidled through it, rather like a diffident crab on some sandy beach trying to avoid the attentions of a child with a spade.}}

    Derived terms

    * sidle up

    See also

    * crablike