jinn

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic جِنّ(jinn) (singular جِنِّيّ(jinniyy))

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Noun[edit]

jinn (plural jinns or jinn or jann or janns or jawan or jinnan or jinnah)

  1. (Muslim demonology) A genie and descendant of the jann, normally invisible to the human eye, but who may also appear in animal or human form, equivalent to demons in Jewish demonology.
    • 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.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 74:
      Thus, it was popularly supposed that familiar spirits could be enclosed in rings, or confined in bottles and boxes, just as the Persians thought that djinns could be kept in jars or flasks.

Synonyms[edit]

  1. (singular): jann, jinni, genie
  2. (plural): jann, janns, jinnah, jawan, jinnan, genies, genii, jinns

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

jinn m (plural jinns)

  1. (Muslim demonology) jinn (spirit)
    Synonym: génio

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

jinn m (plural jinns)

  1. Alternative spelling of djinn