Definitions for jinndʒɪn; dʒɪˈni, ˈdʒɪn i

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  1. jinn(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: From جن (collective form of ‏جني)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jinn(noun)

    see Jinnee

  2. Jinn

    of Jinnee


  1. Jinn

    The jinn, or genies, are spiritual creatures mentioned in the Qur’ān and Islamic mythology who inhabit an unseen world in dimensions beyond the visible universe of humans. Together, the jinn, humans and angels make up the three sapient creations of God. The Qur’an mentions that the jinn are made of a smokeless and "scorching fire", but also physical in nature, being able to interact physically with people and objects and likewise be acted upon. Like human beings, the jinn can also be good, evil, or neutrally benevolent and hence have freewill like humans and unlike angels. The jinn are mentioned frequently in the Qurʾan, and the 72nd surah is titled Sūrat al-Jinn.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jinn

    in the Arabian mythology one of a class of genii born of fire, some of them good spirits and some of them evil, with the power of assuming visible forms, hideous or bewitching, corresponding to their character.

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