evil eye

NOUN
  1. a look that is believed to have the power of inflicting harm
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  • The belief in the horn as a powerful amulet, especially prevalent in Italy, where is it the custom of the common people to make the sign of the mano cornuto to avoid the consequence of the dreaded jettatore or evil eye, can be traced to the fact that the horn was the symbol of the Goddess of the Moon. Bygone Beliefs
  • The evil eye in Bedouin folk belief is tied to the fear of envy and jealousy in the eye of the beholder.
  • Folk medicine practitioners such as curanderos, spiritualists, and santeros are sometimes consulted when physical symptoms suggest a folk illness such as mal ojo (evil eye) or susto.
  • Nor does he believe in the evil eye, bad omen, and that kind of stuff.
  • The curses of the camel-drivers beating the animals; the cries of the hawkers who sold amulets against leprosy and the evil eye; the psalmody of the monks reciting verses of the Bible; the shrieking of the women who were prophesying; the shouting of the beggars singing old songs of the harem; the bleating of sheep; the braying of asses; the sailors calling tardy passengers; all these confused noises caused a deafening uproar, over which dominated the strident voices of the little naked negro boys, running about everywhere selling fresh dates. Thais
  • A black bindi is often worn before marriage to ward off the evil eye.
  • The rabbi apologized to her and explained how ayin harah, as it was first mentioned in the Torah, refers to jealousy: We do not want to make others jealous of us which causes their "evil eye" to look at us, so we need to be humble and not flaunt our blessings. Shira Hirschman Weiss: Re-examining The 'Evil Eye'
  • The hockey star seemed a little overprotective of his blonde bombshell, going so far as to give an autograph seeker the evil eye and a few choice words.
  • It can cast hexes, have a cauldron, join a coven, cackle, lay the evil eye on you … And she learns spells (off a custom spell list that has enchants, conjures, and even heals) from her familiar. Paizo APG Playtest Continues « Geek Related
  • They thought she had the evil eye, they thought she was hexing their cows.
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