jettatura

jettatura

(ˌdʒɛtəˈtʊərə)
n
a curse of the evil eye, whereby all that the cursed looks upon will suffer bad luck
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This capability is known as jettatura, a Latin term for a malevolent gaze with the power to harm, according to Alan Dundes, the late folklorist from the University of California, Berkeley, in an essay, "Wet and Dry: The Evil Eye."
When the doors open at 16, he pulls back (mal occhio), the bright heart a passage (jettatura), then dread.
(1976) The Myth of the Jettatura. En: Clarence Maloney (ed.) The Evil eye.
(25) 'The Fated' was influenced by Theophile Gautier's short story Jettatura' ['Jinx'].
Among Gautier's novels and tales are Les Jeune - France (1833), Mlle de Maupin (1835), La Jettatura (1856), and Le Captaine Fracasse (1861 - 63).