jinn

[jin]
noun, plural jinns (especially collectively) jinn. Islamic Mythology.
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.
Also, jinni [ji-nee, jin-ee] , djin, djinn, djinni, jin.


Origin:
1675–85; plural of Arabic jinnī demon

gin, jinn.
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jinn (dʒɪn)
 
n
(often functioning as singular) the plural of jinni

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The jinn smell and lick things, and have a liking for remnants of food.
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