strigoi

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Etymology[edit]

From Romanian strigoi, from strigă, from Latin striga ‎(hag, evil spirit), from strix ‎(screech owl).

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strigoi pl ‎(plural only)

  1. In the Balkans folklore, the troubled souls of the dead rising from the grave.

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Etymology[edit]

From strigă, from Latin striga ‎(hag, evil spirit), from strix ‎(screech owl). Compare Italian strega ‎(witch).

Noun[edit]

strigoi m (plural strigoi)

  1. In Romanian folklore, a spirit that can transform into an animal or some ghostly appearance and cause problems for those who encounter it, including draining the vitality of victims through blood loss.
  2. vampire
  3. wraith, ghost, phantom

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