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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
jinn
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▪ Shaytan is the rebel, whether among human beings or jinn or animals.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Jinn

Jin \Jin\, Jinn \Jinn\, n. See Jinnee. ``Solomon is said to have had power over the jin.''
--Balfour (Cyc. of India).

Jinn

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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
jinn

1680s, djen, from Arabic jinn, collective plural, "demons, spirits, angels." The proper singular is jinni. Compare genie.

Wiktionary
jinn

n. (context Muslim demonology English) A spirit, lower than the angels, who could appear in animal or human form and influence men

WordNet
jinn

See jinni

jinni
  1. n. (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 [syn: genie, jinnee, djinni, djinny]

  2. [also: jinn (pl)]

Wikipedia
Jinn

Jinn (, ), also romanized as djinn or anglicized as genies (with the more broad meaning of demons), are supernatural creatures in early Arabian and later Islamic mythology and theology. An individual member of the jinn is known as a jinni, djinni, or genie (, ). They are mentioned frequently in the Quran (the 72nd sura is titled Sūrat al-Jinn) and other Islamic texts and inhabit the world. The Quran says that the jinn are made of a smokeless and "scorching fire", but are also physical in nature, being able to interact in a tactile manner with people and objects and likewise be acted upon. The jinn, humans, and angels make up the three known sapient creations of God. Like human beings, the jinn can be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent and hence have free will like humans. The shaytanjinn are akin to demons in Christian tradition, but the jinn are not angels and the Quran draws a clear distinction between the two creations. The Quran states in Sūrat al-Kahf (The Cave), Ayah 50, that Iblis ( Azazel) is one of the jinn.

Jinn (disambiguation)

Jinn, or genies, are supernatural beings in Arab folklore and Islamic teachings.

Jinn may also refer to:

  • Jin dynasty (1115–1234), sometimes written as Jinn to distinguish from the earlier Jin Dynasty (265–420)
  • Al-Jinn or The Jinn, the 72nd chapter of the Quran
Jinn (band)

Jinn is a 4-member Japanese rock band. They are part of SMEJ's Palm Beach record label.

Jinn (film)

Jinn is a 2014 American action- horror- thriller film written and directed by Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad, starring Ray Park, Serinda Swan, Dominic Rains, William Atherton and Faran Tahir. The film is now on DVD.

Usage examples of "jinn".

Qui-Gon Jinn slipped wraithlike through the swamp, listening to the sounds of heavy rustling and snapping branches behind him as the Trade Federation transports began to advance.

Qui-Gon Jinn told him, relating what had brought the Jedi to Naboo, warning of the invasion taking place above, asking the Gungans to give them help.

Qui-Gon Jinn looked out over the squalor of the slave quarters and the roofs of the buildings of Mos Espa beyond, the suns a bright glare overhead.

Qui-Gon Jinn strolled through the main hangar of the Mos Espa Podracer arena, glancing at the activity about him with seemingly casual interest.

Amid the cheers and shouts of his companions and the crowd, Qui-Gon Jinn just smiled.

Qui-Gon Jinn took the boy out ofMos Espa swiftly, hurrying through the crowded streets to the less populated outskirts.

They could see Qui-Gon Jinn now, engaged in battle with the dark-garbed, demonic figure.

The final two J edi, who were guests of the Council this afternoon, were Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Qui-Gon Jinn was suggesting the impossible, that the boy was conceived not by human contact, but by the essence of all life, by the connectors to the Force itself, the midi-chlorians.

At the head of the loading ramp, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi were engaged in a heated discussion.

Naboo star system, Qui-Gon Jinn paused on his way to a meeting with the Queen to study Anakin Skywalker.

Gon Jinn and Padme Naberrie from harm, that he would see to it somehow that nothing bad happened to them.

Down the way, pinned between two walls of laser beams, Qui-Gon Jinn knelt in meditation, facing toward the Sith Lord and the melting pit, his head lowered over his lightsaber.

Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul battled on the narrow ledge that encircled the melting pit.

He stopped his pacing and stared momentarily at nothing, thinking of Qui-Gon Jinn, his Master, his teacher, his friend.