Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Synonyms Elf, Gnome, etc. See fairy.

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  • noun Muslim demonology A spirit, lower than the angels, who could appear in animal or human form and influence men

Etymologies

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From Arabic جِنّ (jinn) (collective form of ‏جني (jínniy))

Examples

  • 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.

    Born of Fire

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • 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.

    The Darkest Edge of Dawn

  • The jinn were the basis for many of your myths of demons, Detective Madigan.

    The Darkest Edge of Dawn

  • So angry, he was, when the nobles call the jinn back to Charbydon.

    The Darkest Edge of Dawn

  • The jinn were the basis for many of your myths of demons, Detective Madigan.

    The Darkest Edge of Dawn

  • So angry, he was, when the nobles call the jinn back to Charbydon.

    The Darkest Edge of Dawn

  • 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.

    The Darkest Edge of Dawn

  • 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.

    The Darkest Edge of Dawn

  • So angry, he was, when the nobles call the jinn back to Charbydon.

    The Darkest Edge of Dawn

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