Definition of afreet in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈafriːt
(also afrit)


  • (In Arabian and Muslim mythology) a powerful jinn or demon.
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    • And behind his eyes are towers and jewels and djinn, carpets and rings and wild afreets, kings and princes and cities of brass.
    • Yrisande is an afreet, one of the lesser djinn.
    • 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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