from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. In Muslim legend, a spirit often capable of assuming human or animal form and exercising supernatural influence over people.
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- n. a supernatural being with extraordinary powers that usually takes human form and serves its summoner: djinn, genie
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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
I comforted myself with the thought, rubbing the ring in the darkness, as though it contained a jinni that could advise me.
Shahrazad gets to the end of the story of the merchant and the jinni on the third night of her marriage: The tales of the three old men are so marvelous that the jinni (setting a good example for King Shahriyar) sets the merchant free.
She told him the tale of a wealthy merchant who was taken captive by a vengeful jinni and condemned to die.
The merchant's cause is taken up by three old men, who cajole the jinni into postponing the execution until they tell their stories.
The record industry seems to think they can legislate the jinni back into the bottle, rather than adapting to new realities.
In Islam-associated mythology, the jinn were said to be controllable by magically binding them to objects, as Suleiman Solomon most famously did; the Spirit of the Lamp in the story of Aladdin was such a jinni, bound to an oil lamp.
So she start writing about Amma and jinni and exorcism.
I — about the Prince and the Princess whose beauty set the fairy and the jinni disputing.
Who does not sympathise with the Trader who killed the invisible son of the jinni?
Sirmio and Rome succeeded to Baghdad and Damascus; jinni and ghoul fled before hoofed satyrs and old Silenus shaking his green stick of lilies.
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