noun, plural jinns, (especially collectively) jinn. Islamic Mythology.
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.
Also jin·ni [jin-ee] /ˈdʒɪn i/
, djinn, djin·ni
Origin of jinn
1675–85; plural of Arabic jinnī demon
noun, plural djins, (especially collectively) djin. Islam.
Can be confuseddjin djinn gin jin
Also djinn, djin·ni [jin-ee] /ˈdʒɪn i/
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Historical Examples of djinni
The djinni made a small hissing noise that had something in it of contentment.
The gorgeous mushroom cloud of the atomic explosion looked alive and threatening like those Djinni once banned by Solomon.
Maybe the djinni developed side by side with man, but was limited because of his flaws.
British Dictionary definitions for djinni
noun plural djinn (dʒɪn)
variant spellings of jinni
(often functioning as singular) the plural of jinni
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Word Origin and History for djinni
1680s, djen, from Arabic jinn, collective plural, "demons, spirits, angels." The proper singular is jinni. Cf. genie.
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