evil eyes

evil eye

noun
1.
a look thought capable of inflicting injury or bad luck on the person at whom it is directed.
2.
the power, superstitiously attributed to certain persons, of inflicting injury or bad luck by such a look.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English, Old English

evil-eyed, adjective
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evil eye
 
n
1.  a look or glance superstitiously supposed to have the power of inflicting harm or injury
2.  the power to inflict harm, etc, by such a look
 
evil-'eyed
 
adj

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Evil eye definition


(Prov. 23:6), figuratively, the envious or covetous. (Comp. Deut. 15:9; Matt. 20:15.)

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