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shai·tan

 (shī-tän′, shā-)
n. Islam
1. Shaitan The Devil; Satan.
2. An evil spirit.

[Arabic šayṭān, from Ge'ez śayṭān, from Aramaic sāṭānā, from Hebrew śāṭān; see śṭn in Semitic roots.]

Shaitan

(ʃaɪˈtɑːn)
(in Muslim countries) n
(Islam)
a. Satan
b. any evil spirit
c. a vicious person or animal
[C17: from Arabic shaytān, from Hebrew śātān; see Satan]

Shai•tan

or Shei•tan

(ʃaɪˈtɑn)

n.
(in Islam) Satan; the devil.
[< Arabic Shayṭān, c. Hebrew śātān Satan]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shaitan - (Islam) a rebellious jinni who leads men astray
Mohammedanism, Muhammadanism, Muslimism, Islam, Islamism - the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran; "Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion"; "the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion"
djinn, djinni, djinny, genie, jinnee, jinni - (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
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