- 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
Examples from the Web for jinn
Contemporary Examples of jinn
Will University of Tehran political science students be obliged to game out strategies against a jinn?Iran Cleric: Jews Use Sorcery to Spy
July 5, 2014
Historical Examples of jinn
Imm Hanfa doubted whether the jinn who are Muslims will be rewarded.The Faith of Islam
If you go on drawing every day I am sure you will learn how to make that Jinn obedient.Armorel of Lyonesse
He cursed the name of Hiram, and defied him to appear to him as god or jinn or ghost.A King of Tyre
James M. Ludlow
The Jinn are not gods but fairies, and we have heard of fairy funerals.Magic and Religion
Genius and Jinn, like Fairy and Peri, is a curious coincidence.The Fairy Mythology
- (often functioning as singular) the plural of jinni
Word Origin and History for jinn
1680s, djen, from Arabic jinn, collective plural, "demons, spirits, angels." The proper singular is jinni. Cf. genie.