shaitan

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic شَيْطَان (šayṭān, Satan, devil).

Noun[edit]

shaitan (plural shaitans)

  1. An evil djinn of Arab mythology, Satan, devil.
  2. (India, archaic) A dust storm.
    • 1888, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
      Dust columns are called shaitans or devils by the Beloochees, who have a superstitious feeling with regard to them.
    • 1925, Henry Michael Collins, From pigeon post to wireless (page 158)
      The dust borne in these shaitans of wind is often carried for vast distances []

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Noun[edit]

shaitan m (plural shaitans)

  1. (Arab mythology) shaitan (an evil djinn or devil)