DJINS ... SNAP!
I am Waterman1, and one of my regular email Lexulous buddies is happidaze7. Today, while exchanging play on four games, she and I played the same word at the same time on two different games! And not a common word. The word was DJINS. Quite amazing!
Mistertoad last edited by Mistertoad
@waterman1 - (thanks for your post!)
Not a common word for sure!
I mean no offence to the Muslim fraternity when I say that the concept of a 'djin' has always fascinated me! Of course we see the idea of 'aliens amongst us" developed in many science fiction books.
In fact I'm now inspired to read the 8 book series of "Alien Nation" (which was itself inspired by the film and TV series of the same name LOL). The books are reviewed at:
djinn or jin·nii or jin·nee also djin·ni (jĭn′ē, jĭ-nē′)
n. pl. jinn also djinn (jĭn)
In the Koran and Muslim tradition, a spirit often capable of assuming human or animal form and exercising supernatural influence over people. [Arabic jinnī, demonic, demon, from jinn, demons, from janna, to cover, conceal; see gnn in Semitic roots.]
"Usage Note: According to the Koran, humans share this world with another race of mortal beings, the jinn, that God created from pure, smokeless fire and endowed with supernatural powers. In Arabic, the noun jinn designates these beings as a group. An adjective jinnī, "belonging to the jinn," can be made from jinn by the addition of the suffix -ī. Jinnī can then itself be used as a noun with the sense "one belonging to the jinn, a jinni." In this way, the usual word for a single male member of the jinn is jinnī, while a single female is called a jinnīya, using the feminine form of jinnī ..."
(American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.)
ThatGuyThere202 last edited by
@waterman1 quite a coincidence indeed! I do see Djin played in here pretty often though, along with the variants Djinn, jin, jinn, jinni, etc. (and probably more). I suppose "genie" could be considered an offshoot...