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



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

  1. (Islam 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.
    • 1850, Thomas Keightley, The Fairy Mythology, London: H.G. Bohn:
      The Jinn are not immortal; they are to survive mankind, but to die before the general resurrection. Even at present many of them are slain by other Jinn, or by men; but chiefly by shooting-stars hurled at them from Heaven.
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, chapter XXI, in The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, volume I, The Burton Club, page 211:
      Now the cemetery was haunted day and night by Jinns who were of the True Believers, and presently came out a Jinniyah who, seeing Hasan asleep, marvelled at his beauty[.]
    • 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.



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jinn m (plural jinns)

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



jinn m (plural jinns)

  1. Alternative spelling of djinn