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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.]
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(in Muslim countries) n
b. any evil spirit
c. a vicious person or animal
[C17: from Arabic shaytān, from Hebrew śātān; see Satan]
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(in Islam) Satan; the devil.
[< Arabic Shayṭān, c. Hebrew śātān Satan]
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|Noun||1.||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"
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