zombie
also zombi noun Etymology: Louisiana Creole or Haitian Creole zonbi, of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu nzúmbe ghost Date: circa 1871 1. (usually zombi) a. the supernatural power that according to voodoo belief may enter into and reanimate a dead body b. a will-less and speechless human in the West Indies capable only of automatic movement who is held to have died and been supernaturally reanimated 2. a. a person held to resemble the so-called walking dead; especially automaton b. a person markedly strange in appearance or behavior 3. a mixed drink made of several kinds of rum, liqueur, and fruit juice • zombielike adjective

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  • zombie — ou zombi [ zɔ̃bi ] n. m. • 1832; créole zonbi 1 ♦ Fantôme, revenant (dans les croyances vaudou des Antilles). « les noctambules la prirent pour un zombi et l accablèrent de jurons pour la renvoyer dans sa tombe » (P. Chamoiseau). 2 ♦ Par ext.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • zombie — ☆ zombie [zäm′bē ] n. [of Afr orig., as in Congo zumbi, fetish] 1. in voodoo cults of W Africa, the python deity 2. any voodoo snake deity, as in Haiti and parts of the S U.S. 3. a) in West Indian voodoo, a supernatural power through which a… …   English World dictionary

  • zombie — Poder sobrenatural que supuestamente puede introducirse en un cadáver y reanimarlo. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • Zombie — 1.Untoter,Seelenloser,Wiedergänger 2.willenloser/energieloserMensch 3.Drogenabhängiger,Drogensüchtiger,Freak …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • zombie — → zombi …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • zombie — (n.) 1871, of West African origin (Cf. Kikongo zumbi fetish; Kimbundu nzambi god ), originally the name of a snake god, later with meaning reanimated corpse in voodoo cult. But perhaps also from Louisiana creole word meaning phantom, ghost, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • zombie — s. 2 g. O mesmo que morto vivo. • Plural: zombies.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • zombie — /ˈdzombi, ingl. ˈzHmbɪ/ [vc. creola, di origine sconosciuta] s. m. inv. 1. morto vivente 2. (est.) persona apatica, abulica CONTR. persona volitiva, energica …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • zombie — ► NOUN 1) a corpse supposedly revived by witchcraft, especially in certain African and Caribbean religions. 2) informal a lifeless, apathetic, or completely unresponsive person. DERIVATIVES zombify verb. ORIGIN West African …   English terms dictionary

  • Zombie — This article is about the figure from Haitian religion. For the figure from films such as Night of the Living Dead , see Zombie (fictional). For the philosophical concept, see Philosophical zombie. For other uses, see Zombie (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • Zombie — Als Zombie wird die fiktive Figur eines zum Leben erweckten Toten (Untoter) oder eines seiner Seele beraubten, willenlosen Wesens bezeichnet. Der Begriff leitet sich von dem Wort nzùmbe aus der zentralafrikanischen Sprache Kimbundu ab und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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