from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Plural of jinni.
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- n. A spirit, lower than the angels, who could appear in animal or human form and influence men
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Mohammedan myth., a class of spirits lower than the angels, made of fire, capable of appearing in both human and animal forms, and exercising supernatural influence over mankind, for both good and evil.
- n. Synonyms Elf, Gnome, etc. See fairy.
From Arabic جِنّ (jinn) (collective form of جني (jínniy)) (Wiktionary)