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Origin of evil eye
OTHER WORDS FROM evil eyeevil-eyed, adjective
Words nearby evil eye
Example sentences from the Web for evil eye
At present, the Bisara is safe on an ekka-pony's neck, inside the blue bead-necklace that keeps off the Evil-eye.The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition|Rudyard Kipling
Or if you didn't kill him, you'd cast the evil-eye on him, for you are well known to have the evil-eye.A Terrible Temptation|Charles Reade
Somebody must have looked on the povera signora with the evil-eye, Signor Dottore.The Call of the Blood|Robert Smythe Hichens
They also string a bean to hang around the necks of their babies, believing that it will act as a charm against the evil-eye.
Folk fell to repeating Dumas' "evil-eye" words, and to applying them to discrowned old Ludwig.Superwomen|Albert Payson Terhune
British Dictionary definitions for evil eye
noun the evil eye
Derived forms of evil eyeevil-eyed, adjective
Idioms and Phrases with evil eye
The power to cause injury or misfortune, as in The tomatoes died shortly after planting—I must have an evil eye. The source of this expression is the ancient superstitious belief that some individuals could inflict harm on others simply by looking at them. Today the term is generally used figuratively or ironically, as above, and also in the form give someone the evil eye, which means “glare malevolently at someone.” For example, Helen gave his cat the evil eye, hoping it would stay out of her garden. [Late 1300s]