American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Plural of jinni.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Mohammedan myth., a class of spirits lower than the angels, made of fire, capable of appearing in both human and animal forms, and exercising supernatural influence over mankind, for both good and evil. In the current translation of the “Arabian Nights' Entertainments” they are called
genii. The word in this form is often treated as a singular, with a plural jinns.
- n. Synonyms Elf, Gnome, etc. See fairy.
- From Arabic جِنّ (jinn) (collective form of جني (jínniy)) (Wiktionary)
“An extension of this electric description of jinn is that they are not beings at all but thoughts that were in the world before the existence of man.”
“The jinn were a warrior culture where both males and females were the color of smoke and gunmetal and built like linebackers with glowing violet eyes.”
“So angry, he was, when the nobles call the jinn back to Charbydon.”
“The jinn were the basis for many of your myths of demons, Detective Madigan.”
“She feared she might say hurtful things if she stayed: that she knew the jinn was a lie, that Jalil had told her that what Nana had was a disease with a name and that pills could make it better.”
“Distinct from the angels there is another order of beings made of fire called jinn (genii.)”
“I shall fling myself down to rest under what tree I will, and pulling from my pocket the book of my choice, I shall summon a wise and cheerful companion to my side as easily as ever oriental magician called a jinn to do him service.”
“A jinn is a spirit that inhabits the Earth and influences mankind by appearing in the form of”
“The jinn aka Jews plan to trigger the Final Battle when they think they can prevail, kill all they can and enslave all survivors in the same manner they enslave the Palestinians.”
“A jinn is a spirit that inhabits the Earth and influences mankind by appearing in the form of Solomon, they were essentially helpmates for him.”
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