E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bahr Geist (A).
A banshee or greyspectre.
Know then (said Eveline) it [the Bahr Geist] is a spectre, usually the image of the departed person, who, either for wrong suffered, sustained during life, or through treasure hidden, . . haunts the spot from time to time, becomes familiar to those who dwell there, and takes an interest in their fate.Sir W. Scott: The Betrothed, chap. 15.