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(jĭnē`), feminine


(jĭnēyä`), plural


(jĭn), in Arabic and Islamic folklore, spirit or demon endowed with supernatural power. In ancient belief the jinn were associated with the destructive forces of nature. In Islamic tradition they were corporeal spirits similar to men in appearance but having certain supernatural powers, especially those of changing in size and shape. Capable of both good and evil, the jinn were popular in literatures of the Middle East, notably in the stories of the Thousand and One Nights. The term genie is the English form and is sometimes confused with the Roman genius.


, jinnee, djinni, djinny
a being or spirit in Muslim belief who could assume human or animal form and influence man by supernatural powers
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Khoury's fantasy world of shape-shifting Jinnis and human political intrigue is consistent and convincing.
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However, opponents refuse to make magic a legal argument in a court of law and insist that people are responsible for their acts and that claiming that someone is possessed by a jinni or an evil spirit does not mean he or she is innocent and can therefore get away with illegal acts.
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The jinni is has emerged from the lamp and, like us, he's going to go forwards.
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The Singer machines have been fetching outrageous prices since rumors spread that they contain red mercury, a mythical compound that - depending on whom you ask - can bring luck, combat or control jinni or is a valuable key ingredient in nuclear weapons.
The international make-up artists who will be appearing over the week include Karen Mason, Amanda Bell and Jinni Brogeda.
The spring, however, appeared to have sprung sometime during the Spanish-American War, and just sorta laid there, occasionally jumping out of place when Jinni hacked up a hairball.