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03-20-2006, 12:53 AM
I have heard this name mentioned a few times in hip hop. One of those things that I keep hearing and it gets me curious...I also have a vampire association with it thanks to a song that I can't remember atm....
One song I do know it's mentioned is that track on Think Differently 'Versus.' I am not sure if Nafaratu is how it is spelt but that is how it sounds.
Can any one clear up the mystery?
03-20-2006, 09:08 AM
a friend told me it was associated with dracula
thats the only thing i know about it
03-20-2006, 12:30 PM
which line or song are u reffering too.
i think you have got the names slightly mixxed up
ras kass mentions nasferatu on that track
03-20-2006, 11:03 PM
LOL I am still just as confused after 5 replies :s
03-21-2006, 06:03 AM
The original meaning of the word "nosferatu" is difficult to determine. There is no doubt that it achieved popular currency through Bram Stoker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bram_Stoker)'s 1897 novel Dracula (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula), and Stoker identified his source for the term as the 19th-century British author and speaker Emily Gerard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Gerard). Gerard introduced the word into print in a book chapter ("Transylvanian Superstitions" - 1885) and in her travelogue the Land Beyond the Forest (1888) ("land beyond the forest" is literally what Transylvania (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transylvania) means in Latin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin)). She merely refers to it as the Romanian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanian_language) word for vampire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire). Internal evidence in Dracula suggests that Stoker believed the term meant "not dead" in Romanian, and thus he may have intended the word "undead (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undead)" to be a calque (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calque) of it.
There's your answer
03-21-2006, 08:12 PM
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