Definitions

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  • n. An invisible spirit that influences mankind by appearing in human or animal form
  • n. A supernatural being with extraordinary powers that usually takes a human form and serves its summoner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See jinn, jinnee.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals

Etymologies

From Arabic جن (jinn, "a mythical race of supernatural creatures"). (Wiktionary)

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