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evil eye

n.
1. A look or stare believed to cause injury or misfortune to others.
2. The presumed power to cause injury or misfortune to others by magic or supernatural means.

evil eye

n
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) a look or glance superstitiously supposed to have the power of inflicting harm or injury
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) the power to inflict harm, etc, by such a look
ˌevil-ˈeyed adj

e′vil eye′


n.
1. a look thought capable of inflicting injury or bad luck on someone.
2. the power, superstitiously attributed to certain persons, of such a look.
[before 1000]
e′vil-eyed′, adj.

evil eye

Also known as overlooking or fascinating this is a worldwide belief in the ability of some people (especially witches) and animals to bring about harm by looking at someone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.evil eye - a look that is believed to have the power of inflicting harmevil eye - a look that is believed to have the power of inflicting harm
looking, looking at, look - the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually; "he went out to have a look"; "his look was fixed on her eyes"; "he gave it a good looking at"; "his camera does his looking for him"

evil eye

noun
An object or power that one uses to cause often evil events:
Slang: whammy.
Translations
mau-olhado

evil eye

n to put the evil eye on sbgettare il malocchio su qn

evil eye

n mal m de ojo
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The Italian name for this mysterious disease bears the name of its agent: malocchio [bad eye], as it happens in Romanian language, too.
II ritorno solo del corpo (sulla scia della filastrocca modificata, "Occhio malocchio prezzemolo finocchio") mantiene come motivo conduttore il ritornello infantile, come proiezione ridicolizzata di se, minuto ritrattino autoironico di un sopravvissuto, quello stesso delfautocorriera vuota, della piazza svuotata.
What I learned from Vincenzo and Maria--who, despite their initial disclaimer, did seem to justify all my friend's confidence in them--was that the belief in malocchio, or the evil eye, quickly adapted itself to an American landscape, and what was once a multifaceted belief system--with different variations for each of Italy's disparate regions-became homogenized.
Le comunicazioni di massa in Italia: sguardo semiotico e malocchio de La sociologia.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi got hit with the commander's malocchio last week in the Oval office, reports Politico.
Roda discerns this same process in Italo Svevo's unfinished fantastic novella Il malocchio, in which the protagonist is a divided modernist individual.