Shaitan definition

shī-tän, shā-
The Devil; Satan.
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An evil spirit.
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Satan, or the Devil, in Muslim usage.
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An evil djinn of Arab mythology, Satan, devil.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
shaitan
Plural:
shaitans

Origin of shaitan

  • Arabic šayṭān from Ge'ez śayṭān from Aramaic sāṭānā from Hebrew śāṭān śṭn in Semitic roots

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

  • From Arabic شيطان (shayTān) (Satan, devil)

    From Wiktionary