eblis

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Eblis (ˈɛblɪs)
 
n
the chief evil jinni in Islamic mythology
 
[Arabic Iblīs, from Greek diabolos slanderer, devil]

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Eblis
prince of the fallen angels in Arabic mythology and religion, from Arabic Iblis. Klein thinks this may be Gk. diablos, passed through Syriac where the first syllable was mistaken for the Syr. gen. particle di and dropped.
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