Etymology
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Aladdin

name of a hero in stories from the "Arabian Nights," from Arabic Ala' al Din, literally "height (or nobility) of the faith," from a'la "height" + din "faith, creed." Figurative use often in reference to his magic lamp, by which difficulties are overcome, or his cave full of riches.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Aladdin from WordNet

Aladdin (n.)
in the Arabian Nights a boy who acquires a magic lamp from which he can summon a genie;
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