afreet

or af·rit

[ af-reet, uh-freet ]
/ ˈæf rit, əˈfrit /
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noun Arabian Mythology.

a powerful evil demon or monster.

Nearby words

  1. afraid,
  2. afraid of one's own shadow,
  3. aframerican,
  4. afrasia,
  5. afrasian,
  6. afresh,
  7. afric,
  8. africa,
  9. african,
  10. african american

Origin of afreet

1795–1805; < dialectal Arabic ʿafrīt < Pahlavi āfrītan creature

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British Dictionary definitions for afreet

afreet

afrit

/ (ˈæfriːt, əˈfriːt) /

noun

Arabian myth a powerful evil demon or giant monster

Word Origin for afreet

C19: from Arabic `ifrīt

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