Other Word Forms of Vampire
Origin of Vampire
From French vampire, from German Vampir, from a Slavic word, probably Serbo-Croatian vàmpīr (said to be an alteration of a term *upir). Some sources speculate that the Serbo-Croatian word derives from Macedonian. Compare Russian упырь (upýr’), Polish upiór, etc.
French from German Vampir of Slavic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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