Jin"nee (?), n.; pl. Jinn (#). [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, djinnee, etc.]

Jinn is also used as sing., with pl. jinns ().

 

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