Definition of Shaitan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʃeɪˈtɑːn/
(also Shaytan)


1(In Muslim countries) the Devil or an evil spirit.
Example sentences
  • More importantly, as the Shaitan incarnate, he becomes a symbol of resistance for black British youth fighting against racism.
  • From the moment the pilgrim dons his Ihram, he profusely makes this pronouncement during all waking hours until he has stoned the Shaytan on the 10th of Zul-Hijjah.
  • This is a task the cursed Shaitan assigned to himself.
1.1 (shaitan) An evilly disposed, vicious, or cunning person or animal.


Arabic šayṭān from Hebrew śāṭān. Compare with Satan.

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