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jinn

or jinni, djin, djinn, djinni, jin

[jin] /dʒɪn/
noun, plural jinns (especially collectively) jinn. Islamic Mythology.
1.
any of a class of spirits, lower than the angels, capable of appearing in human and animal forms and influencing humankind for either good or evil.
Origin of jinn
1675-1685
1675-85; plural of Arabic jinnī demon
Can be confused
gin, jinn.

djin

[jin] /dʒɪn/
noun, plural djins (especially collectively) djin. Islam.
1.
jinn.
Also, djinn, djinni
[jin-ee] /ˈdʒɪn i/ (Show IPA)
.
Can be confused
djin, djinn, gin, jin.
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Examples from the Web for djinni
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  • The djinni made a small hissing noise that had something in it of contentment.

    The Giants From Outer Space Geoff St. Reynard
  • The gorgeous mushroom cloud of the atomic explosion looked alive and threatening like those djinni once banned by Solomon.

    The Brain Alexander Blade
  • Maybe the djinni developed side by side with man, but was limited because of his flaws.

    The Giants From Outer Space Geoff St. Reynard
British Dictionary definitions for djinni

djinni

/dʒɪˈniː; ˈdʒɪnɪ/
noun (pl) djinn (dʒɪn)
1.
variant spellings of jinni

jinn

/dʒɪn/
noun
1.
(often functioning as sing) the plural of jinni
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Word Origin and History for djinni

jinn

n.

1680s, djen, from Arabic jinn, collective plural, "demons, spirits, angels." The proper singular is jinni. Cf. genie.

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