afreet
or afrit noun Etymology: Arabic ‘ifrīt Date: 1786 a powerful evil jinni, demon, or monstrous giant in Arabic mythology

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  • Afreet — Af reet, n. Same as {Afrit}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afreet — [af′rēt΄, ə frēt′] n. [Ar ʿifrīt] Arabian Myth. a strong, evil demon or jinni …   English World dictionary

  • Afreet — Afrit Af rit, Afrite Af rite, Afreet Af reet, n. [Arab. ifr[=i]t.] (Moham. Myth.) A powerful evil jinnee, demon, or monstrous giant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afreet — /af reet, euh freet /, n. Arabian Myth. a powerful evil demon or monster. Also, afrit. [1795 1805; < dial. Ar afrit < Pahlavi afritan creature] * * * …   Universalium

  • afreet — n. evil spirit or powerful demon (Arabian Mythology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • afreet — [ afri:t] (also afrit) noun (in Arabian and Muslim mythology) a powerful jinn or demon. Origin C18: from Arab. ῾ifrīt …   English new terms dictionary

  • afreet — af•reet or afrit [[t]ˈæf rit, əˈfrit[/t]] n. ear a powerful evil demon or monster in Arabian myths • Etymology: 1795–1805; < dial. Ar ‘afrīt < Pahlavi āfrītan …   From formal English to slang

  • afreet — /əˈfrit/ (say uh freet) noun (in Arabic mythology) a powerful evil spirit. {Arabic, from Persian} …   Australian English dictionary

  • afreet —   n. in Arabian mythology, an evil spirit or giant monster …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • afreet — n. (also afrit) a demon in Muslim mythology. Etymology: Arab. ifrit …   Useful english dictionary

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