jinn

[ jin ]
/ dʒɪn /
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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/, jin, djin, djinn, djin·ni.

Origin of jinn

1675–85; plural of Arabic jinnī demon

Can be confused

gin jinn
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jinn

/ (dʒɪn) /

noun

(often functioning as singular) the plural of jinni

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