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genie

See also Genie, and génie

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Etymology

From Arabic جِنّ (jinn).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
genie

Plural
genii

genie (genii)
  1. (Islam) An invisible spirit mentioned in the Qur'an and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals.
  2. A fictional magical being that is typically bound to obey the commands of a mortal possessing its container.

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Last modified on 21 October 2008, at 17:47