Jinni definition

jĭnē, jĭ-nē
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In the Koran and Muslim tradition, a spirit often capable of assuming human or animal form and exercising supernatural influence over people.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jinni
Plural:
jinnis

Origin of jinni

  • Arabic jinnī demonic, demon from jinn demons from janna to cover, conceal gnn in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition