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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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  • Every one knew that the old ruins were the homes of djins and evil spirits.

    Yussuf the Guide George Manville Fenn
  • The strangers had been interfering with those ruins, and the djins and evil spirits had resented it.

    Yussuf the Guide George Manville Fenn
  • He heard around him the flapping of wings; it was a troop of afreets and djins.

    The Days of Chivalry Ernest Louis Victor Jules L'Epine
  • According to Khizil, the wall had been erected by the genii (djins), at the command of the mighty sovereign Alexander.

    Travels in Central Asia Arminius Vmbry
  • Long rows of djins' cars are stationed there, awaiting the customers they have brought, who will all have their turn before us.

  • The chorus of afreets and djins was left far behind, but he still heard the sound of pinions.

    The Days of Chivalry Ernest Louis Victor Jules L'Epine

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