Noun Afreet Definition and Examples


Noun:

Afreet

Pronunciation:

/ˈafriːt/

Definition:
1.

noun

(in Arabian and Muslim mythology) a powerful jinn or demon.
  1. 'And behind his eyes are towers and jewels and djinn, carpets and rings and wild afreets, kings and princes and cities of brass.'
  2. 'The hod, a sarcophagus of black granite, was used as a trough for horses and was popularly believed to conceal a treasure protected by an afreet, genie.'
  3. 'Yrisande is an afreet, one of the lesser djinn.'
((n.) Same as Afrit.|--|(n.) A powerful evil jinnee, demon, or monstrous giant.|--|)


Origin:
Late 18th century: from Arabic ‘ifrīt.

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