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see jinnijinni
, feminine jinniyah
, plural jinn
, 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.
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1. (in fairy tales and stories) a servant who appears by magic and fulfils a person's wishes
2. another word for jinni


An online information and bulletin board service that closed its doors at the end of 1999, much to the dismay of its many users, some of whom were still chatting when the plug was pulled. Genie (General Electric Network for Information Exchange) was set up as a joint venture between GE and Ameritech in 1985, and in time was acquired by Yovelle Renaissance Corporation and then by IDT in the mid-1990s. Its roundtable discussions, chat lines, games and Internet access attracted a niche of science fiction aficionados as well as horror and fantasy writers. The growth of other online services affected Genie's traffic, which in those early days, peaked at some 400,000 users. See online service. See also Jini.
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The runners took to the streets to raise money for a children's foundation, called Magic Lamp, the organisation aims to make the dreams of unwell kids come true.
The heroic sailor pits his wits against an evil magician who has shrunk a princess to the size of a doll - but to break the spell, he must journey to a mysterious island inhabited by hideous monsters and find a magic lamp (Cert U, 1958) ?
Summary: CAIRO - An Egyptian stumbles upon a magic lamp and its genie asks him to rub it and make his wish.
He is persuaded by evil sorcerer Abanazar to go in search of a magic lamp he believes to be hidden deep in a cave - cue 3D special effects, with snakes, dragons, genies and mists.
The panto favourite runs until January 16 and offers a journey to Peking, a magic lamp, a genie and, of course, Widow Twankey and Wishee Washee.
Genius wants to end his contract with the Magic Lamp, which has landed in Aladin's hands.
The cast of Euro Disney's famous epic, Aladdin and Magic Lamp, opted for Al Diar Regency during their first visit to the Middle East to perform the play at the Central Theatre in Abu Dhabi.
Nobody has yet been arrested on the charge of launching the hoax claiming that red mercury inside the machines can capture a wish-granting genii and convert its owner to an Aladdin with the Magic Lamp, a fantasy almost every child in the Middle East knows.
Summary: ABU DHABI u The French troupe Euro Disney will perform the Arabian epic Aladdin and the Magic Lamp at the National Theatre here for five days from today.
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp is one of the world's most famous epics that has captured the minds of people of all times for its vivid imagination that draws the interest of spectators.
CAN someone lend me Aladdin's magic lamp for a moment and ask me a wish?
Aladdin, the genie, the magic lamp and the wicked uncle (and Widow Twanky and Wishy Washy) - all on stage .