Afrite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Afrite (Moham. Myth) A powerful evil jinnee, demon, or monstrous giant.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Arab. 'ifrīt,

Usage

In literature:

So may have looked afrites or the shapes metamorphosed from the vapour of the fisherman's vase.
"Roads of Destiny" by O. Henry
The Arabians say that Jinn and Afrits live in the desert away from the caravans.
"1492" by Mary Johnston
When he turned it once, Afrits and Djinns came Out of the earth to do whatever he told them.
"Just So Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
His two body servants were also afrites of the same sly Aladdin.
"A Fascinating Traitor" by Richard Henry Savage
Cradled in Orient Fableland, what though Margrave believes in its legends; in a wand, an elixir; in sorcerers or Afrites?
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The Turk firmly believes that certain places, bare hill-sides especially, are haunted by unpleasant bogies which he calls Djinns and Afrits.
"On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles" by Thomas Charles Bridges
Cross-roads and halting-places in the desert are always favoured by djinns and afrits.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
AFRIT`, a powerful evil spirit in the Mohammedan mythology.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
He was flanked by a couple of pikemen as hideous as the Afrites of Eastern romance.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
I overheard an Afrite whispering to a female Ghoul he wanted to seduce.
"Alroy The Prince Of The Captivity" by Benjamin Disraeli
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