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the chief evil jinni in Islamic mythology
Word Origin
Arabic Iblīs, from Greek diabolos slanderer, devil
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  • Dost know what awaits thee in the halls of thy master eblis?

    Alroy Benjamin Disraeli
  • Stand aside, sons of eblis, or you shall bite the earth which curses you!'

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • Vathek Beckford would have made them waterways to the Hall of eblis.

    France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert
  • Let those who cannot break it, beware, for eblis is near at hand.'

  • Thy heart, also, will be kindled, like those of the other votaries of eblis.

    Vathek William Beckford
  • May Allah do more to me if my throat is not lined with the fires of eblis!

  • The erstwhile illuminated theatre is as dark as the Hall of eblis.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • Thy heart, also, will be kindled like those of the other votaries of eblis.

  • Although he had only heard of "Vathek," he thought of the Hall of eblis.


    John William De Forest
  • Stand aside, you sons of eblis, or you shall bite the earth.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol III Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Word Origin and History for eblis


prince of the fallen angels in Arabic mythology and religion, from Arabic Iblis. Klein thinks this may be Greek diablos, passed through Syriac where the first syllable was mistaken for the Syriac genitive particle di and dropped.

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