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

  • noun A supernatural creature who does one's bidding when summoned.
  • noun A jinni.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Disposition; inclination; turn of mind; genius.
  • noun Same as jinnee. See jinn.

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

  • noun See genius.
  • noun Same as jinnee.

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  • noun Islam An invisible spirit mentioned in the Qur'an and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals.
  • noun A fictional magical being that is typically bound to obey the commands of a mortal possessing its container.

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

  • noun (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

Etymologies

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

[French génie, guardian spirit, tutelary deity, later also jinni (sense influenced by Arabic jinnī, jinni), from Latin genius, guardian spirit; see genius.]

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From French génie ("genius", "genie") (used to translate Arabic جِنّ (jinn) based on similarity of sound and sense) from Latin genius ("household guardian spirit")

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