I've read that the word "vampire" comes from the Turkic word "ubyr" meaning witch. Can anyone explain how such a trasformation is possible? I know about people burning "witches" or throwing them to deep rivers during the dark ages. So could it be some made-up children tale to make people hate those "witch" people? Also is there any known etymology for the word "ubyr"? In Turkish we don't have that word as far as I know.