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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
References in classic literature ?
Where there is still a people, there the state is not understood, but hated as the evil eye, and as sin against laws and customs.
It was just after the ballet; and leaders and dancing-girls lost no time in taking their precautions against the evil eye.
He would not answer at first, but on learning that I was English, he explained that it was a charm or guard against the evil eye.
These were certainly of an odd and varied kind, but each was given in simple good faith, with a kindly word, and a blessing, and that same strange mixture of fear-meaning movements which I had seen outside the hotel at Bistritz-- the sign of the cross and the guard against the evil eye.
He may not have the Evil Eye," Farag's uncle grunted, "but his devil led him too certainly to question my land-title.
Soha Ali Khan's five-month-old daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu is enjoying popularity on social media and the author says that she has been trying to ward off the evil eye due to this.
Alan and his family were indeed plagued with bad luck after that and Alan said nothing about the hag, but went cold when his wife remarked: 'All this bad luck; someone's got the Evil Eye on us.
According to figures presented by the report, about 86% of Moroccans are convinced of the existence of the jinn, 78% believe in witchcraft, and 80% believe in the evil eye.
pronounced kina hora), a Yiddish expression with multiple spellings that all add up to the same thing: Don't tempt the evil eye.
I heard that the evil eye effect happens unintentionally.
One such work is titled "Lead Trilogy" and refers to a common practice in the Middle East, which consists of melting a piece of lead and then pouring it into a container of cold water that is held over the head of a sick person to break an evil spell or get rid of the evil eye.
Ali Zairi, a psychology consultant at Al-Nakhil Medical Center, said that the fear of the evil eye is often passed down from parents to their children.