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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Middle Iranian past participle āfrīd (created), originally an elliptic expression for *dīw afrīt (demon’s creation).

AdjectiveEdit

عِفْرِيت (ʿifrīt) (masculine plural عِفْرِيت (ʿifrīt) or عَفَارِيت(ʿafārīt))

  1. malicious, mischievous, wicked
  2. crafty, cunning, sly, wily

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NounEdit

عِفْرِيت (ʿifrītm (plural عِفْرِيت (ʿifrīt) or عَفَارِيت(ʿafārīt))

  1. afreet, gremlin, demon

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