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afrit

[af-reet, uh-freet]
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noun
  1. afreet.
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afreet

or af·rit

[af-reet, uh-freet]
noun Arabian Mythology.
  1. a powerful evil demon or monster.
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Origin of afreet

1795–1805; < dialectal Arabic ʿafrīt < Pahlavi āfrītan creature
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Historical Examples

  • The expedition of the afrit in fetching Carathis is characteristic of this order of dives.

    Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century

    Samuel Johnson

  • She was ultimately carried by an afrit to the abyss of Eblis, in punishment of her many crimes.


British Dictionary definitions for afrit

afrit

noun
  1. a variant spelling of afreet
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afreet

afrit

noun
  1. Arabian myth a powerful evil demon or giant monster
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Word Origin

C19: from Arabic `ifrīt
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