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


(in Islam) Satan; the devil.
[< Arabic Shayṭān, c. Hebrew śātān Satan]
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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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'Child, thou art beyond all dispute the most shameless son of Shaitan that I have ever known to take up a poor girl's time with this play, and then to say: "Is not the jest enough?" Thou wilt go very far in this world.' She gave the dancing-girls' salutation in mockery.
In Muzdalifah, the Hujjaj will pick up 70 pebbles to perform ritual of Rammi by stoning the Shaitan. After offering Fajar prayer on 10th of Dhul Hijjah in Muzdalifah, falling on Sunday, pilgrims will move to Jamaraat and pelt stones on the largest Jamra, representing the devil.
The pilgrims will pelt seven pebbles on three each Jamra or Shaitan on 11th and 12th of Dhul Hijjah and leave Mina before sunset.
Giving out details of the encounter, Colonel Shaitan Singh said, "Based on the input given by Jammu and Kashmir Police of two to three terrorists hiding in Shopian town, we along with Special Operations Group launched an operation on July 26 at 7 pm.
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