Etymology: < French vampire, < Magyar vampir, a word of Slavonic origin occurring in the same form in Russian, Polish, Czech, Serbian, and Bulgarian, with such variants as Bulgarian vapir, vepir, Ruthenian vepyr, vopyr, opyr, Russian upir, upyr, Polish upior; Miklosich suggests north Turkish uber witch, as a possible source. Compare German vampir, vampyr, Danish, Swedish vampyr, Dutch vampir, Italian vampiro, Spanish vampiro, Portuguese vampiro, modern Latin vampyrus.
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