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n. (plural of jin English)


A jins ( / ALA-LC: jins, pl. أجناس / ajnās) is a set of three, four, or five stepwise pitches used to build an Arabic maqam, or melodic mode. They correspond to the English terms trichord, tetrachord, and pentachord. A maqam is made up of two or more ajnas.

The word derives from the Greek word genus, meaning "type."1

Usage examples of "jins".

This strong snake had become the foe of the Jins, and they became troubled, hating each other.