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(in Arabian and Muslim mythology) a powerful jinn or demon.
devil, fiend, evil spirit, fallen angel, cacodemonView synonyms
- ‘Yrisande is an afreet, one of the lesser djinn.’
- ‘And behind his eyes are towers and jewels and djinn, carpets and rings and wild afreets, kings and princes and cities of brass.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Some claim it is the head of a sorcerer -- or perhaps an afreet which can foretell the future.’
- ‘He said he was an afreet, which my Arabian Nights memories enabled me to understand.’
- ‘He does not appear to be a ghost or afrit, yet he is clearly… most unusual.’
Late 18th century: from Arabic ‘ifrīt.
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