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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

genie \ge"nie\, g'enie \g['e]'nie\(j[=e]"n[=e]), noun [F.]

1. Same as {Genius}[1].

2. (Islamic mythology) Same as {jinnee}. [PJC]

3. (Fairy tales) A fabulous spirit having special powers, often appearing in human form, which, when summoned by a person, is required to perform the commands of the summoner. It is based on the mythological {jinnee}; the prototype is the genie residing in an oil lamp, summoned by Aladdin. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jinnee \Jin"nee\, Jinni \Jin"ni\(j[i^]n"n[=e]), noun; pl. {Jinn} (j[i^]n). [Ar.] (Arabian & Mohammedan Myth.) A genius or demon; one of the fabled genii, good and evil spirits, supposed to be the children of fire, and to have the power of assuming various forms. [Written also {djinnee}, {genie}, etc.]

Syn: jinn; jin; djinn.

Note: Jinn is also used as sing., with pl. jinns.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

genie

noun

1: (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals [syn: {genie}, {jinni}, {jinnee}, {djinni}, {djinny}, {djinn}]


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