afreets

afreet

[af-reet, uh-freet]
noun Arabian Mythology.
a powerful evil demon or monster.
Also, afrit.


Origin:
1795–1805; < dialectal Arabic ʿafrīt < Pahlavi āfrītan creature

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afreet or afrit (ˈæfriːt, əˈfriːt, ˈæfriːt, əˈfriːt)
 
n
Arabian myth a powerful evil demon or giant monster
 
[C19: from Arabic `ifrīt]
 
afrit or afrit
 
n
 
[C19: from Arabic `ifrīt]

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