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lamia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lamia  \La"mi*a\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?.]  (Class.  Myth.) 
  A  monster  capable  of  assuming  a  woman's  form  who  was  said  to 
  devour  human  beings  or  suck  their  blood;  a  vampire;  a 
  sorceress;  a  witch. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lamia 
  n  :  (folklore)  a  corpse  that  rises  at  night  to  drink  the  blood 
  of  the  living  [syn:  {vampire}] 




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