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[shahy-tahn] /ʃaɪˈtɑn/
noun, (in Muslim usage) Unabridged
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in Islamic myth, an unbelieving class of jinn ("spirits"); it is also the name of Iblis, the devil, when he is performing demonic acts.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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