dhampir

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Albanian dhampir.

NounEdit

dhampir (plural dhampirs)

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

AlbanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from a South Slavic language, probably Serbo-Croatian vàmpīr/ва̀мпӣр or Bulgarian вампи́р (vampír),[1] ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic *ǫpyrь (vampire). Anlaut v- > dh- is recorded in Gheg Albanian, reinforced by folk reanalysis as dham (tooth) (standard dhëmb) + pi (drink).[2][3]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ðamˈpiɾ/, [ðamˈpiɹ]

NounEdit

dhampir m (indefinite plural dhampirë, definite singular dhampiri, definite plural dhampirët)

  1. son of a vampire, half-vampire (usually from a vampire father and a human mother)
  2. vampire

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ute Dukova, Die Bezeichnungen der Dämonen im Bulgarischen (1997), page 98: "Aus dem Neugriechischen ist aromun. vömbir 'Vampir, Geist eines ungetauft gestorbenen Kindes' entlehnt. Bulg. вампир ist ins alban. vampir, dhampir (über fremdes v>dh s. Cabej 1951/1:89), bulg. dial. вапир in alban. vapir entlehnt."
  2. ^ Omari, Anila (2012), "dhampir", in Marrëdhëniet gjuhësore shqiptaro-serbe, Tirana, Albania: Kristalina KH, page 133-134
  3. ^ Topalli, Kolec (2017) , “dhampir”, in Fjalor Etimologjik i Gjuhës Shqipe, Durrës, Albania: Jozef, page 1544