Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The principal evil spirit or devil of Islamic tradition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Mohammedan myth., an evil spirit or devil, the chief of the fallen angels or wicked jinns. Before his fall he was called Azazel or Hharis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Moham. Myth.) The prince of the evil spirits; Satan.

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  • noun Alternative form of Iblis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Islam) the principal evil jinni in Islamic mythology

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Arabic ’iblīs, probably ultimately from Greek diabolos, Satan, the Devil (perhaps via Aramaic *diabolos, *dibolos, with loss of initial d- possibly through reinterpretation as di-’iblā, the one of mourning di-, the one of + ’iblā, mourning); see devil.]

Examples

  • Just before sailing I had the satisfaction of getting this telegram from Kwala Kangsa; Eblis is a little better this morning.

    The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

  • 16 In the name Eblis (diabolos) and in the honour claimed for Adam as a kind of Godman, there are traces of a Christian original, as well as in the identification of the serpent with Satan.

    The Koran (Al-Qur'an)

  • Eblis may be hated, stranger, but he must be feared; and such as Eblis are his descendants of Kurdistan! ''

    The Talisman

  • Eblis may be hated, stranger, but he must be feared; and such as Eblis are his descendants of Kurdistan.”

    The Talisman

  • Aye, we shall make such-and-such a slaughter, and if we are all blown to the ends of Eblis - may God protect the valorous!

    The Sky Writer

  • "May Allah do more to me if my throat is not lined with the fires of Eblis!"

    In The Time Of Light

  • Edgar Parmenter was—or had been—a mechanic at Eblis Manufacturing up north in Managansett.

    Blood Lite II: Overbite

  • And in our midst, we shall set up this ra-ket device, and while our riders hold the enemy at bay, our gunners can launch this fire of Eblis against the Ruski powder ships.

    The Sky Writer

  • "Prettier yet when they strike those Ruski ships of Eblis!" roars Kutebar.

    The Sky Writer

  • He had found Tepe Yahya and Tall-e Eblis, but he believes that Tepe Yahya is too small to be considered as Marhashi and Tall-e Eblis has been has almost entirely been destroyed over the years.

    Jiroft Back in the News

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