afreet

or af·rit

[ af-reet, uh-freet ]
/ ˈæf rit, əˈfrit /

noun Arabian Mythology.

a powerful evil demon or monster.

Origin of afreet

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