Classical Mythology. one of a class of fabulous monsters, commonly represented with the head and breast of a woman and the body of a serpent, said to allure youths and children in order to suck their blood.
a vampire; a female demon.
(initial capital letter, italics) a narrative poem (1819) by John Keats.
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How to use lamia in a sentence
“The uprising has been a big challenge for us…really, the situation is awful,” said lamia Assem, director of marketing.Winston Churchill’s Egyptian Getaway: The Old Cataract Hotel | Lauren Bohn | December 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The chief prey of the lamia was, it appears, members of the human species, preferably males.
Harkaman was intending to use her for retraining of all the lamia and Space Scourge officers, and rotated them back and forth.
Maybe it would be for the lamia, but we have a three-ship fleet and a planetary base to meet expenses on.
Another Beowulf ship blew up, a craft about the size of Spasso's lamia.
Indeed the passion of Demetrius for lamia caused not only his wives but his friends to dislike her and be jealous of her.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV | Aubrey Stewart
British Dictionary definitions for lamia
classical myth one of a class of female monsters depicted with a snake's body and a woman's head and breasts
a vampire or sorceress
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