Pronunciation: ( jin), [key]
—pl. jinns, (esp. collectively) jinn. Islamic Myth.
any of a class of spirits, lower than the angels, capable of appearing in human and animal forms and influencing humankind for either good or evil. Also,jin•niPronunciation: ( ji-nē', jin'ē), [key] djin, djinn, djinni, jin.
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