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1. A supernatural creature who does one's bidding when summoned.
2. A jinni.
[French génie, guardian spirit, tutelary deity, later also jinni (sense influenced by Arabic jinnī, jinni), from Latin genius, guardian spirit; see genius.]
1. (Non-European Myth & Legend) (in fairy tales and stories) a servant who appears by magic and fulfils a person's wishes
2. (Islam) another word for jinni
[C18: from French génie, from Arabic jinni demon, influenced by Latin genius attendant spirit; see genius]
(Film) Canadian an award given by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television in recognition of Canadian cinematic achievements
2. a spirit, often appearing in human form, that when summoned by a person carries out the wishes of the summoner.
[1645–55; < French génie < Latin genius; see genius]
A spirit that does the bidding of the person who summons or releases it.
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|Noun||1.||genie - (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|
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"
eblis - (Islam) the principal evil jinni in Islamic mythology