Borrowed from Albanian dhampir.
dhampir (plural dhampirs)
- (mythology, fiction) A half-human, half-vampire hybrid.
Compound formation of dham, Gheg variant of dhëmb (“tooth”) + pir, participle of pi (“to drink”), literally meaning 'that who drinks through his/her teeth'.
Alternatively, Skok lists it as borrowed from Serbo-Croatian vàmpīr, from Proto-Slavic *ǫpyrь.
- IPA(key): /ðamˈpiɾ/, [ðamˈpiɹ]
dhampir m (definite singular dhampiri)
- The child of a vampire father and human mother.
- Skok, Petar (1973) Etimologijski rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika (in Serbo-Croatian), volume 3, Zagreb: JAZU, page 564