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djin

[jin] /dʒɪn/
noun, plural djins (especially collectively) djin. Islam.
1.
jinn.
Also, djinn, djinni
[jin-ee] /ˈdʒɪn i/ (Show IPA)
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Can be confused
djin, djinn, gin, jin.
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  • Blank verse is like the djin in the Arabian Nights; it is either the most terrible of masters, or the most powerful of slaves.

    Books and Characters Lytton Strachey
  • My djin had fastened up his little cart under a tree, and together we clambered the steep path on the slippery red soil.

    Madame Chrysantheme Pierre Loti
  • If in the raw morning hours a donkey brays, the men are very much perturbed, for they know that the poor beast has seen a djin.

    Morocco S.L. Bensusan
  • The djin, however, was not thus to be propitiated, and the gold of the Pharaohs was never found.

    The Treasury of Ancient Egypt Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
  • My djin had fastened his little cart under a tree, and together we climbed the steep path on the slippery red soil.

  • The djin were formerly the souls of a great people inhabiting this region.

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