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jin·ni or jin·nee also djin·ni or djin·ny  (jn, j-n)
n. pl. jinn also djinn (jn)
In Muslim legend, a spirit often capable of assuming human or animal form and exercising supernatural influence over people.

[Arabic jinn, demonic, demon, from jinn, demons, from janna, to cover, conceal; see gnn in Semitic roots.]

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