Andrey (azangru) wrote,

О лингвистической родине графа Дракулы

К праславянской лексике относится слово qpyrь [где q - носовое о], упырь. Западноевропейское слово "вампир" заимствовано из славянского (полабского или древнепольского) языка, где к начальному носовому гласному добавлен протетический v-.

(Супрун. Введение в славянскую филологию)

Оксфордский словарь английского языка подтверждает:

Vampire... vampir, a word of Slavonic origin, occurring in the same form in Russ., Pol., Czech, Serb., and Bulg., with such variants as Bulg. vapir, vepir, <...> Russ. upir, upyr....

Прикольно :-)

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