Aladdin

Aladdin

[uh-lad-n]
noun
(in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments ) the son of a poor widow in China. He becomes the possessor of a magic lamp and ring with which he can command a jinn to do his bidding.
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Aladdin (əˈlædɪn)
 
n
(in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) a poor youth who obtains a magic lamp and ring, with which he summons genies who grant his wishes

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Aladdin
name of a hero in stories from the Arabian Nights, from Arabic Ala' al Din, lit. "nobility of faith."
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