shaitan

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From Arabic شَيْطَان(šayṭān, satan, devil). Doublet of Satan.

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shaitan (plural shaitans)

  1. a demon, a devil an enemy of divine
  2. (Islam) Iblis, Satan.
  3. (India, archaic) A dust storm.
    • 1888, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
      Dust columns are called shaitans or devils by the Beloochees, who have a superstitious feeling with regard to them.
    • 1925, Henry Michael Collins, From pigeon post to wireless (page 158)
      The dust borne in these shaitans of wind is often carried for vast distances []

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shaitan m (plural shaitans)

  1. (Arab mythology) shaitan (an evil djinn or devil)