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[shahy-tahn] /ʃaɪˈtɑn/
Origin of Shaitan
< Arabic Shayṭān, cognate with Hebrew śātān Satan Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for Shaitan
Historical Examples
  • Bid them pause, or I'll blow you all straight into the arms of Shaitan.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • O God, defend the deceased from Shaitan (devil) and from the torments of the grave.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
  • They sent me to beg you fairly to put up your little Shaitan again.

    A Modern Telemachus Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Shaitan whined at the door, and the Gadfly rose to let him in.

    The Gadfly E. L. Voynich
  • As soon would they let loose in the world Shaitan and all the Jins.

    The Treasure of the Tigris A. F. Mockler Ferryman
  • When her young Shaitan's colics are cured perhaps we poor people may be suffered to—'

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • When the enemy switched his searchlights off Shaitan hauled out too.

    Sea Warfare Rudyard Kipling
  • Yet Shaitan had had her little crumb of comfort ere the end.

    Sea Warfare Rudyard Kipling
  • The Turks congratulated me on my statement and one called me a Shaitan (devil) to his colleague.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • Please take my horse Shaitan, and make such disposition for my wife's safety as you see fit.

    Told in the East Talbot Mundy
British Dictionary definitions for Shaitan


noun (in Muslim countries)
  1. Satan
  2. any evil spirit
  3. a vicious person or animal
Word Origin
C17: from Arabic shaytān, from Hebrew śātān; see Satan
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