jinn

Definitions:

  • In <em>Mohammedan myth.</em>, 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.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> <em>Elf</em>, <em>Gnome</em>, etc. See <internalXref urlencoded="fairy">fairy</internalXref>.
  • A <xref>spirit</xref>, lower than the <xref>angels</xref>, who could appear in <xref>animal</xref> or <xref>human</xref> form and <xref>influence</xref> men
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