or jinn; also djinni or djinn noun (plural jinn or jinns; also djinn or djinns) Etymology: Arabic jinnī demon Date: 1684 1. one of a class of spirits that according to Muslim demonology inhabit the earth, assume various forms, and exercise supernatural power 2. genie 2

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  • jinni —    (singular); jinn, jinns (plural) (JIH nee, jin, jins) [Arabic: demon] In Islamic mythology, a supernatural spirit able to assume animal or human form, said to be responsible for many of the ills that befall humans. With the appropriate magic,… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • jinni — noun a supernatural being with extraordinary powers that usually takes human form and serves its summoner: djinn, genie …   Wiktionary

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  • jinni — n. (Islamic Mythology) spirit able to supernaturally influence mankind (also jinn) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jinni — jin·ni …   English syllables

  • jinni — noun (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals • Syn: ↑genie, ↑jinnee, ↑djinni, ↑djinny, ↑djinn • Topics: ↑Islam, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Fisherman and the Jinni — is the second top level story told by Shahrazad in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights.ynopsisThere was an old, poor fisherman who caste his net four times a day and only four times. One day he went to the shore and cast his net. When he… …   Wikipedia

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