Word Origin for Eblis

Arabic Iblīs, from Greek diabolos slanderer, devil
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Examples from the Web for eblis

Historical Examples of eblis

  • Dost know what awaits thee in the halls of thy master Eblis?


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • Stand aside, sons of Eblis, or you shall bite the earth which curses you!'


    Benjamin Disraeli

  • Vathek Beckford would have made them waterways to the Hall of Eblis.

    France and the Republic

    William Henry Hurlbert

  • Let those who cannot break it, beware, for Eblis is near at hand.'

  • Thy heart, also, will be kindled, like those of the other votaries of Eblis.


    William Beckford

Word Origin and History for eblis


prince of the fallen angels in Arabic mythology and religion, from Arabic Iblis. Klein thinks this may be Greek diablos, passed through Syriac where the first syllable was mistaken for the Syriac genitive particle di and dropped.

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