dhampir

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Albanian dhampir

Noun[edit]

dhampir (plural dhampirs)

  1. (mythology, fiction) A half-human, half-vampire hybrid.

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound formation of dham, Gheg variant of dhëmb 'tooth' + pir, participle of pi 'to drink', literally meaning 'that who drinks through his/her teeth'.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ðamˈpiɾ/, [ðamˈpiɹ]

Noun[edit]

dhampir m (definite singular dhampiri)

  1. The child of a vampire father and human mother.