noun \ˈlā-mē-ə\

Definition of LAMIA

:  a female demon :  vampire

Origin of LAMIA

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek, devouring monster; akin to Greek lamyros gluttonous
First Known Use: 14th century

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geographical name \lä-ˈmē-ä\

Definition of LAMIA

city E cen Greece NW of Thermopylae pop 43,898


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