جن

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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جَنَّ (janna) I, non-past يَجُنُّ‎‎ (yajunnu)

  1. to cover, to hide, to conceal, to veil
  2. to envelop, to enshroud, to cloak, to screen
  3. to descend, to fall, to become night
    • 11 Century CE, Wallada bint al-Mustakfi, ترقب إذا جن الظلام زيارتي
      تَرَقَّبْ إِذَا جَنَّ الظَّلَامُ زِيَارَتِي / فَإِنِّي رَأَيْتُ اللَّيْلَ أَكْتَمَ لِلسِّرِّ
      taraqqab ʾiḏā janna ẓ-ẓalāmu ziyāratī / fa-ʾinnī raʾaytu l-layla ʾaktama li-s-sirri
      When night falls, plan to visit me. For I believe night is the time that keeps secrets best.
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جِنّ (jinnm (collective, singulative جِنِّي(jinnī))

  1. jinn, genies, demons, fairies (either helpful or malevolent unseen beings)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Denominal verb from جِنّ(jinn, jinn, spirit, demon).

Verb[edit]

جُنَّ (junna) I, non-past يُجَنُّ‎‎ (yujannu)

  1. to be possessed, to be insane, to be crazy, to be mad
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Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

جَنّ (jannm

  1. verbal noun of جُنَّ (junna) (form I)
  2. verbal noun of جَنَّ (janna) (form I)
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Baluchi[edit]

Noun[edit]

جن (jan)

  1. woman

Persian[edit]

Noun[edit]

جن (jenn)

  1. jinn, genie, demon, ghost
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Urdu[edit]

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جن (jinm (plural جنات, Hindi spelling जिन्न)

  1. jinn
  2. demon

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