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Jinnee \Jin"nee\, Jinni \Jin"ni\(j[i^]n"n[=e]), n.; pl. Jinn (j[i^]n). [Ar.] (Arabian & Mohammedan Myth.) A genius or demon; one of the fabled genii, good and evil spirits, supposed to be the children of fire, and to have the power of assuming various forms. [Written also jin, djinn, djinnee, genie, etc.]

Note: Jinn is also used as sing., with pl. jinns.


n. (alternative spelling of djinn English)

Jin (Chinese state)

Jin , originally known as Tang (唐), was a major state during the middle part of the Zhou dynasty, based near the center of what was then China, on the lands attributed to the legendary Xia dynasty: the southern part of modern Shanxi. Although it grew in power during the Spring and Autumn period, its aristocratic structure saw it break apart when the duke lost power to his nobles. In 453 BCE, Jin was split into three successor states: Han, Zhao and Wei. The Partition of Jin marks the end of the Spring and Autumn Period and the beginning of the Warring States period.


Jin is an atonal pinyin romanization of various Chinese names and words. These have also been romanized as Kin and Chin in the past. "Jin" also occurs in Japanese and Korean.

It may refer to:

Jin (Korean state)

The state of Jin was an early Korean Iron Age state which occupied some portion of the southern Korean peninsula during the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC, bordering the Korean kingdom Gojoseon to the north. Its capital was somewhere south of the Han River. It preceded the Samhan confederacies, each of which claimed to be successors of the Jin state.

Jin (Chinese surname)

Jin is the Hanyu pinyin transliteration of a number of Chinese surnames. The most common one, Jīn , literally means "gold" and is 29th in the list of " Hundred Family Surnames". The name is also used in Vietnam, Cambodia, Korea (Koreans romanize the name as Kim) and in Hong Kong, where it is written in Cantonese as Kam. As of 2006, it is ranked the 64th most common Chinese surname.

The other, less common, surnames that are "Jin" in pinyin include Jìn (/) and Jìn .

Jin (Korean surname)

Jin is the romanization of a number of Korean surnames, written as 陳, 秦, 眞, or 晉 in hanja.

Jin (manga)

is a Japanese seinen manga written and illustrated by Motoka Murakami, which was featured on Super Jump during its original run from 2000 to 2010. It was compiled into 20 tankōbon by Shueisha and published between April 4, 2001, and February 4, 2011. The manga series has been adapted into three live-action television drama series: two in Japan in 2009 and 2011; and in South Korea in 2012.

Jin (Later Tang precursor)

Jin , also known as Hedong in historiography, was an early state of the Chinese Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period from 907 to 923 in the 10th century.

Jin (TV series)

is a Japanese television drama series, first broadcast on TBS in 2009 and a second season in 2011. It is based on the Japanese manga series, Jin, written by Motoka Murakami.

It was one of the most popular dramas of the year and won many major awards.

Usage examples of "jin".

Each grasped a musket in one hand and searched for his hijab with the other, for each carried several of these amulets, and that in demand this night was the one written against the jin, for certainly none but a jin could have done this thing.

Jin fell into her usual leftguard position in the loose diamond formation around Layn and crossed with the others under the trees at the edge of the clearing.

Jin saw for the first time that, in moving over to cut the gluevine, Hariman had unwittingly put himself directly in the line of fire between Layn and the spine leopard.

Keying her auditory enhancers up a notch, Jin fell into her usual leftguard position in the loose diamond formation around Layn and crossed with the others under the trees at the edge of the clearing.

As Haun let her go, Mei turned to where Jin stood, unmoving in his brooding state.

Jin touched her cheek and Mei grabbed his hand in hers, holding it there.

A jiner today can never fetch such mastie straiks as these, he must send strags upaland to scaff amang the rammel, an plaister all together oot o skifting his grandfaither would hae tossed inti the chaffer.

In addition, there were three dead dragonboys, Jin and Tunu of the 66th, and Bryon of the 109th, stabbed through the heart by an imp.

Jin did not answer, and Margery pulled at her skirt and chuckled throatily.

But Margery was put out because Jin was still regarding James from under those heavy lids of hers.

Carolan first, Carolan his woman, then Esther, nice sweet Esther, and amorous old Margery, sullen Jin and even Poll standing there plucking her dress.

He would look through the window and he would flirt a little with Esther and Margery, and sometimes Jin.

If you ask me, said Margery into her glass of grog- for whom else had she to talk to, with Jin, the slut, for ever creeping out to the backyard for a word or something more with James, and Poll with her slavering mouth and her doll, little more than an idiot, and Esther walking on air because she was in love?

Jin himself has entertained us in Parm Tower hall and given us gifts which we are hard put to reciprocate.

Jin said, in the warmth of Parm Tower, in the closeness that smelled of brew and Calibans and smoke and men.