jann

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jann (plural janns or jinnan or jawan or jinn or jinnah or genies or genii)

  1. (Muslim demonology) The creation preceding the jinn
  2. Singular form of jinn (rarely)
    • 1928, Edgar Rice Burroughs, chapter 21, in Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, page 281:
      Each grasped a musket in one hand and searched for his hijab with the other, for each carried several of these amulets, and that in demand this night was the one written against the jan, for certainly none but a jin could have done this thing.

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