jinn

[ jin ]
/ dʒɪn /

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.

Words nearby jinn

Also jin·ni [jin-ee] /ˈdʒɪn i/, jin, djin, djinn, djin·ni.

Origin of jinn

1675–85; plural of Arabic jinnī demon

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH jinn

gin jinn

Definition for djinni (2 of 2)

djin
[ jin ]
/ dʒɪn /

noun, plural djins, (especially collectively) djin. Islam.

Also djinn, djin·ni [jin-ee] /ˈdʒɪn i/.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH djin

djin djinn gin jin
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Examples from the Web for djinni

  • Maybe the djinni developed side by side with man, but was limited because of his flaws.

    The Giants From Outer Space|Geoff St. Reynard
  • The djinni made a small hissing noise that had something in it of contentment.

    The Giants From Outer Space|Geoff St. Reynard
  • The gorgeous mushroom cloud of the atomic explosion looked alive and threatening like those Djinni once banned by Solomon.

    The Brain|Alexander Blade

British Dictionary definitions for djinni (1 of 2)

djinni

djinny

/ (dʒɪˈniː, ˈdʒɪnɪ) /

noun plural djinn (dʒɪn)

variant spellings of jinni

British Dictionary definitions for djinni (2 of 2)

jinn
/ (dʒɪn) /

noun

(often functioning as singular) the plural of jinni
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