Definition of marid in US English:

marid

noun

  • In Arabian stories and Muslim mythology: a very powerful wicked genie.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Lane (1801–1876), orientalist. From Arabic mārid, active participle of marada to rebel. The word occurs once in the Qur'an with the sense ‘rebel’, but in later tradition denotes a fantastic being of a particular type, being represented in the popular tales as more powerful than the ʿifrīt.

Pronunciation

marid

/ˈmarɪd/