unberufen

unberufen

(ˌʌnbɪˈruːfən)
interj
an exclamation appealing for protection against misfortune
References in periodicals archive ?
Its use was so widespread that German neighbors started using equivalents of kinehora, like unbescbrieen ("this is not to be mentioned"), and unberufen ("we don't call up the evil eye"), which are still used today.
In September 1934, apropos Der Weg der VerheiBung Weill wrote to Lotte Lenya "Mit dem Bibelstuck komme inch jetzt, unberufen, ganz gut weiter, da ich mich allmahlich in den Stil hineinarbeite" (I'm now making pretty good progress with the Bible piece, knock on wood, since I'm slowly working myself into the style).