Definition of Jinni

1. Noun. (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals.

Exact synonyms: Djinn, Djinni, Djinny, Genie, Jinnee
Category relationships: Islam, Islamism, Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism
Specialized synonyms: Shaitan, Shaytan, Eblis
Generic synonyms: Disembodied Spirit, Spirit



Definition of Jinni

1. Noun. a supernatural being with extraordinary powers that usually takes human form and serves its summoner: djinn, genie ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jinni

1. jinn [n -S] - See also: jinn

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jinni

jinjili
jinjilis
jink
jinked
jinker
jinkers
jinkier
jinkies
jinkiest
jinking
jinks
jinky
jinn
jinnee
jinnees
jinni (current term)
jinnis
jinns
jinny road
jinny roads
jinricksha
jinrickshas
jinrickshaw
jinrickshaws
jinrikisha
jinrikishas
jinriksha
jinrikshas
jins
jinshajiangite

Literary usage of Jinni

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1. Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary by Ibn Khallikān (1843)
"Abu '1-Fath Othman Ibn jinni, a native of Mosul, was one of the great mas- ... His father jinni was a Greek slave belonging to Sulaiman Ibn Fahd Ibn Ahmad ..."

2. The Sacred Tree: Or, The Tree in Religion and Myth by J. H. Philpot (1897)
"To the class of wood-spirits as a whole belong certain at least of the jinni of Arabia, the woodland spirits of Greek and Roman mythology, and the wild men ..."

3. Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa: Being a Journal of an by Heinrich Barth (1859)
"The communication therefore with jinni and the region on the upper course of the river ... as Governor of jinni, and arranged matters in that distant place, ..."

4. The Thousand and One Quarters of an Hour: (Tartarian Tales) by Thomas-Simon Gueullette, Leonard C. Smithers (1893)
"The jinni, my lord, having then instructed the prince what he was to do when he should ... The jinni, after having viewed him with abundance of attention, ..."

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