genie


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

genie \ge"nie\, g'enie \g['e]`nie\(j[=e]"n[=e]), n. [F.]
   1. Same as Genius[1].
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   2. (Islamic mythology) Same as jinnee.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jinnee \Jin"nee\, Jinni \Jin"ni\(j[i^]n"n[=e]), n.; 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.
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   Note: Jinn is also used as sing., with pl. jinns.
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