any of a class of spirits, lower than the angels, capable of appearing in human and animal forms and influencing humankind for either good or evil.
- gin, jinn
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How to use jinn in a sentence
Will University of Tehran political science students be obliged to game out strategies against a jinn?
Morgiana threw back her black hair, and laughed as would an invulnerable jinn.God Wills It! | William Stearns Davis
The words genius and genie are evidently cognate with the Arabian jinn, meaning a spirit.Archaic England | Harold Bayley
When his sister-in-law with an army of jinn pursues the fugitives, the subjects of the rod overcome her.The Science of Fairy Tales | Edwin Sidney Hartland
Didst thou not assure me that I was free to wander where I would, since there was no longer any that had authority over the jinn!The Brass Bottle | F. Anstey
As a sort of inferior and obedient jinn, supplied by Providence and invoked by a gesture to fetch and to carry at need.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
British Dictionary definitions for jinn
(often functioning as singular) the plural of jinni
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