djinn djinn

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals
  2. (n) (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals
  3. (n) (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A djinn-infested Nuba is marched out of his village in a procession headed by a goat wearing a big brass bell.
  2. For centuries, a jumping ritual known as the zaar has been used to drive away djinn, or evil spirits, by Egyptian witch doctors.
  3. Like a fiery djinn, the hydrogen bomb hung over the House of Commons, shaping every speech, tingeing every mind.

News

  • Naginata

    Naginata is an ancient Japanese weapon used by Samurai men and women. Gabriel Djinn will teach you the martial art form of Atarashii Naginata, which is derived from these earlier arts. All experience levels welcome. Loaner equipment is available. $60 Initial Registration Fee Required
    on July 6, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

Quotes

  • "Goose and Djinn were fierce competitors," said Anderson, who sailed aboard Goose in the 1949 British American Cup in Cowes, England. "Titia, Djinn and Elizabeth X all sailed in the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki."
    on Sep 12, 2009 By: Harry Anderson Source: New York Times

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