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a powerful evil demon or monster.
Historical Examples

Look upon him as an afreet to be exorcised with a cross of red-hot iron.
William Sharp (Fiona Macleod) Elizabeth A. Sharp

And the Moor’s face was white, and his features trembled, as though he had seen an afreet, but my face was as a deep well.
The Arab’s Pledge Edward L. Mitford

Af’rit or afreet, a kind of Medusa or Lamia, the most terrible and cruel of all the orders of the deevs.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

It seemed as if it might be a pillar of confinement and punishment for some afreet who had defied Heaven.
Overland John William De Forest

(Arabian myth) a powerful evil demon or giant monster


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