Jinn

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jinn See Jinnee. "Solomon is said to have had power over the jin ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jinn In Mohammedan myth., a class of spirits lower than the angels, made of fire, capable of appearing in both human and animal forms, and exercising supernatural influence over mankind, for both good and evil. In the current translation of the “Arabian Nights' Entertainments” they are called genii. The word in this form is often treated as a singular, with a plural jinns.
    • n jinn Synonyms Elf, Gnome, etc. See fairy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Jinn jin (sing. Jin′nee) a class of spirits in Mohammedan mythology, formed of fire, living chiefly on the mountains of Káf which encircle the world, assuming various shapes, sometimes as men of enormous size and portentous hideousness
    • Jinn Also Djinn, Ginn. The jinn are often called genii by a confusion. A plural Jinns is sometimes erroneously used
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Usage

In literature:

It was like a web of rainbows woven by the fingers of the daughters of the Jinn.
"The Moon Pool" by A. Merritt
The Jinn appear to have been similarly degraded on the rise of Mohammedanism.
"Myths and Myth-Makers" by John Fiske
He held the pouch on his palm and stared at it as if it contained some jinn clamouring to be let out.
"The Drums Of Jeopardy" by Harold MacGrath
No sooner ashore than the green and black flies came pestering and tormenting like a host of wicked jinn.
"At Suvla Bay" by John Hargrave
A city of the Chosroes transported by Jinns into our own time.
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
Jinn's all right, but she's not your sort.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
Muhammad recognised a devil, known as Iblis, while the Jinns or Genii of pagan Arabia became bad angels.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
Imam Hanifa doubted whether the jinn who are Muslims will be rewarded.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
Among the friends of the jinn, of whom as it happened only two were Europeans, there also passed an explanatory word.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Astromancy of the Jinns, xxxvi.
"A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád'" by Moulavi Gerágh Ali
He rose up, materializing into a tall shape in the shadows like a jinn conjured from empty blackness.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
Now it so happened that a sleeping jinn dwelt at the bottom of the well.
"Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
The jinns can assume any form they choose, and are often met with in the shape of serpents.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
The jinn, which held so conspicuous a place, were regarded as feminine.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
No sooner had the child become a maiden than the Jinn came and knocked at the king's door to claim her.
"The Green Book" by Mór Jókai
Know then that he who now addresseth thee is none other than Fakrash-el-Aamash, a Jinnee of the Green Jinn.
"The Brass Bottle" by F. Anstey
All Persians are superstitious, and are great believers in goblins and 'jinns.
"Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia" by M. E. Hume-Griffith
There are good and evil jinn, and these in each case reach the extremes of beauty and ugliness.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various
The species of Jinn is said to have been created some thousands of years before Adam.
"Arabian Society In The Middle Ages" by Edward William Lane
The king thoughtlessly lent it, and immediately found himself supplanted by the Jinn.
"Curiosities of Olden Times" by S. Baring-Gould
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In science:

Bohigas O 1991 in M. J Giannoni, A Voros & J Jinn-Justin, eds, ‘Chaos and Quantum Physics’ NorthHolland Amsterdam pp. 87–199.
Many-Body Physics and Quantum Chaos
Gutzwiller M 1991 in M. J Giannoni, A Voros & J Jinn-Justin, eds, ‘Chaos and Quantum Physics’ North-Holland Amsterdam p. 201.
Many-Body Physics and Quantum Chaos
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