from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of jinni.
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- n. Alternative spelling of djinn.
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- n. (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
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The long-suffering djinni is growing weak and vulnerable from too much time in this world, and his patience is nearing its end.
Uh-huh, I recalled at the back of my mind, "djinni" is singular, "djinn" plural.
Though actually "djinni" is a more authentic, Arabic way of saying "genie".
What you also need to know is that "djinni" means a single demon, and "djinn" is the plural, ie demons.
Today a djinni would have to operate with contracts, agents and lawyers, because nobody is going to fall for the old “run your mouth, be careful what you wish for” line.
JC, I figure Lester played a lot of AD&D growing up, and the poor djinni just spent too much time in the bottle.
Undoubtedly, I reflect, this is the right djinni for the job.
The second ring was platinum and protected against djinni and evil spirits.
Along with the mysteries there are also plenty of adventures that Magpie encounters: awaking an ancient djinni that must help save the world, having vampire-like creatures sent after her to distract her from her goal, and even having close encounters with the humans known as “mannies”.
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