vampire

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From French vampire, from German Vampir, from a Slavic word, probably Serbo-Croatian vàmpīr (said to be an alteration of a term *upir).[1][2] Some sources speculate that the Serbo-Croatian word derives from Macedonian.[3] Compare Russian упырь (upýr’), Polish upiór, etc.

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vampire (plural vampires)

  1. A mythological undead creature said to feed on the blood of the living. [from earlier 18th c.]
  2. (colloquial) A person with the medical condition Systemic lupus erythematosus, colloquially known as vampirism, with effects such as photosensitivity, brownish-red stained teeth, and increased night vision.
  3. A blood-sucking bat; vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) [from later 18th c.]

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  1. ^ vampire” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  2. ^ vampire” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  3. ^ Leposava Spirovska, Tanas Vražinovski. Les vampires dans les croyances et legendes Macedoniennes (Skopje, 1988), page 8

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vampire

  1. vampirically

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vampire m (plural vampires)

  1. vampire

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vampire f pl

  1. plural form of vampiră