Monday, 6 October 2014

The evil eye

The evil eye is a condemnation accepted to be thrown by a pernicious glare, generally given to an individual when they are uninformed. Numerous societies accept that getting the hostile stare will result in adversity or damage. Talismans made to ensure against the evil eye are likewise often called "hostile stares".

The "evil eye" is additionally referred to in Arabic as ʿayn al-ḥasūd, in Hebrew as ʿáyin hā-rá, in Aramaicas "ayna bisha", in Kurdish çaw e zar, in Persian as chashm zakhm orchashm e (awful eye), in Turkish as Nazar, comparatively inurdu/Hindi/Punjabi the statement Nazar or Boori Nazar (terrible eye/look) is utilized, in Amharic buda, in Pashto cheshim mora, furthermore "Nazar", in Greek as to máti, in Albanian as syni keq, in Spanish as mal de ojo, in Italian as malocchio, in Portuguese mau-olhado, in Swedish as "ge onda ögat", and in Hawaiian it is known as "evil eye" or maka pilau signifying "spoiled eyes".

The thought communicated by the term causes numerous diverse societies to seek after defensive measures against it. The idea and its importance differ generally among distinctive societies, principally the Middle East. The thought seems a few times in interpretations of the Old Testament. It was a broadly developed conviction among numerous Mediterranean and Asian tribes and societies.

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