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Shaitan

[shahy-tahn] /ʃaɪˈtɑn/
noun
Origin
< Arabic Shayṭān, cognate with Hebrew śātān Satan
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Shaitan

/ʃaɪˈtɑːn/
noun (in Muslim countries)
1.
  1. Satan
  2. any evil spirit
  3. a vicious person or animal
Word Origin
C17: from Arabic shaytān, from Hebrew śātān; see Satan
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Encyclopedia Article for Shaitan

shaitan

in Islamic myth, an unbelieving class of jinn ("spirits"); it is also the name of Iblis, the devil, when he is performing demonic acts.

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