Definitions

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

  • noun A powerful evil spirit or gigantic and monstrous demon in Muslim tradition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as afrit.

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

  • noun Same as afrit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of ifrit.

Etymologies

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

[Arabic ‘ifrīt.]

Examples

  • Days when all that was right was wrong, and all that was wrong _was_ wrong, so that her women crept quietly, and Hahmed wondered sometimes if some "afreet" [1] haunted the soil and had taken possession of the soul of his beloved.

    Desert Love

  • Certainly, if he did not disavow the child's bloodline rights, the kingdom could be in for a difficult and messy transi - tion, but that would not likely afreet Je'howith, who would probably be long dead by that time.

    Mortalis

  • “Why would an afreet leave a silver bangle?” the man next to me demanded.

    O Jerusalem

  • “Why would an afreet leave a silver bangle?” the man next to me demanded.

    O Jerusalem

  • They thought I was an afreet; I was fortunate to get away with a few bruises. ‘’

    O Jerusalem

  • They thought I was an afreet; I was fortunate to get away with a few bruises. ‘’

    O Jerusalem

  • Certainly, if he did not disavow the child's bloodline rights, the kingdom could be in for a difficult and messy transi - tion, but that would not likely afreet Je'howith, who would probably be long dead by that time.

    Mortalis

  • "You have proven yourself to be a neutral afreet," one of the other men spoke up.

    Blood Lines

  • "Please, afreet …" The leader spread his hands, his meaning plain.

    Blood Lines

  • "Now the tower in which Prince Kamar is confined hap - pens to be haunted by a female afreet, a supernatural being of the tribes of the jinn," the Computer Narrator contin - ued.

    Blue Adept

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  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

    noun

    Etymology: Arabic ʽifrīt

    Date: 1786

    : a powerful evil jinni, demon, or monstrous giant in Arabic mythology

    Also seen as afrit

    February 10, 2008