- a powerful evil demon or monster.
Origin of afreet
1795–1805; < dialectal Arabic ʿafrīt < Pahlavi āfrītan creature
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Historical Examples of afrit
The expedition of the afrit in fetching Carathis is characteristic of this order of dives.Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century
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.
- a variant spelling of afreet
- Arabian myth a powerful evil demon or giant monster
Word Origin for afreet
C19: from Arabic `ifrīt
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