Shaitan

[ shahy-tahn ]
/ ʃaɪˈtɑn /

noun

Origin of Shaitan

< Arabic Shayṭān, cognate with Hebrew śātān Satan
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Shaitan

/ (ʃaɪˈtɑːn) /

noun (in Muslim countries)

  1. Satan
  2. any evil spirit
  3. a vicious person or animal

Word Origin for Shaitan

C17: from Arabic shaytān, from Hebrew śātān; see Satan
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