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Shaitan

[shahy-tahn] /ʃaɪˈtɑn/
noun
Origin of Shaitan
< Arabic Shayṭān, cognate with Hebrew śātān Satan
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  • 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

Shaitan

/ʃaɪˈtɑːn/
noun (in Muslim countries)
1.
  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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