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afrit

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

afreet.

Nearby words

afrikaans, afrikander, afrikaner, afrikanerdom, afrikanerism, afrit, afro, afro-, afro-american, afro-american english, afro-american studies

Definition for afrit (2 of 2)

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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Examples from the Web for afrit

  • She was ultimately carried by an afrit to the abyss of Eblis, in punishment of her many crimes.

    Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
  • The expedition of the afrit in fetching Carathis is characteristic of this order of dives.

British Dictionary definitions for afrit (1 of 2)

afrit

/ (ˈæfriːt, əˈfriːt) /

noun

a variant spelling of afreet

British Dictionary definitions for afrit (2 of 2)

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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