shetani

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English[edit]

A Makonde elephant shetani carving.

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Swahili shetani, from Arabic شَيْطَان (šayṭān).

Noun[edit]

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shetani (plural shetani)

  1. An evil spirit from East African mythology, often the subject of artwork.

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Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic شَيْطَان (šayṭān).

Noun[edit]

shetani (ma class, plural mashetani)

  1. shaitan, shetani, evil spirit, demon

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