Definition of Lamia

1. Noun. (folklore) a corpse that rises at night to drink the blood of the living.

Exact synonyms: Vampire
Category relationships: Folklore
Generic synonyms: Evil Spirit



Definition of Lamia

1. n. 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.

Definition of Lamia

1. Proper noun. A city in Greece. ¹

2. Noun. (context: Greek mythology) A monster with the head and breasts of a woman and the lower half of a serpent, which ate children and sucked the blood from men. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lamia

1. a female demon [n -MIAS or -MIAE] - See also: demon

Medical Definition of Lamia

1. 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 with. Origin: L, fr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lamia

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Literary usage of Lamia

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1. Greece: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1894)
"151), lamia is the only town in Greece in which camels are still reared. ... lamia is chiefly known from the unsuccessful siege of Antipater here by the ..."

2. A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and by William Tooke, William Beloe, Robert Nares (1798)
"When the defert was brought, " Do you fee," faid he to Demo, " how many things lamia fends me?" "My mother," replied Uemo, "would fend ¥iu a great many more ..."

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