- 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.
Origin of jinn
Related Words for djinnrogue, scamp, ogre, imp, dastard, adversary, brute, beast, knave, villain, Lucifer, Satan, hellion, fiend, genie, scoundrel, monster, Beelzebub, Mephistopheles, djinn
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Historical Examples of djinn
So the Djinn set to work and got the city ready in a night, sculpture and all.Home Life in Germany
Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
"Arguing with Fra Tomasso is like trying wrestle a djinn," Daoud said.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel
The djinn was in for a lifer, and was immortal; so thought Challis to himself.It Never Can Happen Again
William De Morgan
The djinn had been at once a triumph and a sad mistake of nature.
For bait, he must have used alcohol, too, since it was the Achilles heel of the djinn.
- (often functioning as singular) the plural of jinni
1680s, djen, from Arabic jinn, collective plural, "demons, spirits, angels." The proper singular is jinni. Cf. genie.