Існує багато легенд, історій та художніх творів з використанням персонажу Дракула - вампір. Яке походження має слово "Дракула"?

Брем Стокер — «Дракула»

— Граф Дракула?

Старий чемно вклонився і відповів:

— Так, я — Дракула; і дозвольте привітати вас, містере Харкер, у моєму домі. Проходьте; нічне повітря прохолодне, а слід поїсти та відпочити.

В словниках даного слова не знайшла.

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    Якщо чесно, то невпевнений, що це про українську мову. Бо це власна назва.
    – P. Vowk
    Commented Apr 8, 2018 at 16:27

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Word Origin and History for Dracula

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

  1. The vampire, from in Bram Stoker's novel (1897).
  2. It was a surname of Prince Vlad II of Wallachia (d.1476), and means in Romanian "son of Dracul," literally "the dragon," from the name and emblem taken by Vlad's father, also named Vlad, c.1431 when he joined the Order of the Dragon, founded 1418 by Sigismund the Glorious of Hungary to defend the Christian religion from the Turks and crush heretics and schismatics.

English Wiktionary, available under CC-BY-SA license

Proper noun meaning:

  1. The fictional vampire in the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker.
  2. A former prince of Wallachia.


From the name Vlad III Dracula (also known as Vlad Țepeș), from his father's name Vlad II Dracul, who was given the name Dracul by the Order of the Dragon. Dracul comes from the Romanian drac (“devil”), itself deriving from the Latin draco (“dragon”).

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  • Зніму мінус як продублюєте відповідь українською.
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    Commented Apr 9, 2018 at 11:07

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