Origin of vampire
Examples from the Web for vampire
Mistletoe is basically a vampire—but one of those an anti-hero type vampires.
The vampire at the heart of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night neither sparkles nor sleeps in coffins.The Punk Behind Iran's Only Vampire Spaghetti Western-Style Love Story|Melissa Leon|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And someone named something like, “Vampire Man Randy,” commented on it and wrote, “sex feet.”How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Next door in Romania, a historical figure nicknamed Vlad the Impaler inspired the first mainstream depiction of a vampire.
He is believed to have been considered a vampire in the mid-19th century and decapitated after his death.
This I stoleand thisand thisand thisbecause you, vampire that you are, needed money.Marie Tarnowska|Annie Vivanti
He whom a vampire has slain is supposed, in some countries, himself to become a vampire.Russian Fairy Tales|W. R. S. Ralston
She tried to drag him back, to get him away from the battered body, to which he clung in his fury like a vampire.Footsteps of Fate|Louis Couperus
Eye-brows meeting, a sign that a man is a were-wolf or a vampire—I. 157 note, 575; II.The Kath Sarit Sgara|Somadeva Bhatta
For protection a thorn-stick is carried, with which the vampire is thrust through.The Shores of the Adriatic|F. Hamilton Jackson
Word Origin for vampire
1734, from French vampire or German Vampir (1732, in an account of Hungarian vampires), from Hungarian vampir, from Old Church Slavonic opiri (cf. Serbian vampir, Bulgarian vapir, Ukrainian uper), said by Slavic linguist Franc Miklošič to be ultimtely from Kazan Tatar ubyr "witch," but Max Vasmer, an expert in this linguistic area, finds that phonetically doubtful. An Eastern European creature popularized in English by late 19c. gothic novels, however there are scattered English accounts of night-walking, blood-gorged, plague-spreading undead corpses from as far back as 1196. Applied 1774 by French biologist Buffon to a species of South American blood-sucking bat.