jinni


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, ↑Islamism, ↑Mohammedanism, ↑Muhammadanism, ↑Muslimism
Hypernyms: ↑spirit, ↑disembodied spirit
Hyponyms: ↑shaitan, ↑shaytan, ↑eblis

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  • jinni — [ji nē′, jin′ē] n. pl. jinn 〚Ar jinnī, pl. jinn〛 Muslim Folklore a supernatural being that can take human or animal form and influence human affairs * * * jin·ni or jin·nee also djin·n …   Universalium

  • jinni — [ji nē′, jin′ē] n. pl. jinn [Ar jinnī, pl. jinn] Muslim Folklore a supernatural being that can take human or animal form and influence human affairs …   English World dictionary

  • Jinni — Jinnee Jin nee, Jinni Jin ni(j[i^]n n[=e]), n.; pl. {Jinn} (j[i^]n). [Ar.] (Arabian & Mohammedan Myth.) A genius or demon; one of the fabled genii, good and evil spirits, supposed to be the children of fire, and to have the power of assuming… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jinni — 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • jinni — Synonyms and related words: Baba Yaga, Lilith, afreet, barghest, cacodemon, daeva, demon, devil, dybbuk, evil genius, evil spirit, fiend, fiend from hell, genie, genius, ghoul, gyre, hellion, incubus, jinniyeh, lamia, rakshasa, satan, shedu,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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

  • jinni — jin·ni …   English syllables

  • 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