EVIL EYE – NADHAR

THE EVIL EYE – NADHAR

The “evil eye” is also known in Arabic as ?ayn al-?as?d (??? ???????), in Hebrew as ??yin h?-r?? (????? ??????), in Kurdish ?aw e zar (eye of evil/sickness), in Persian as chashm zakhm (??? ??? eye-caused injury) or chashm e bad (bad eye), in Turkish as Nazar (nazar is from Arabic ????? Nadhar which means eye vision or eyesight), similarly in Urdu/Hindi/Punjabi the word Nazar or Boori Nazar (bad eye/look) is used, in Amharic buda, in Afghan Pashto cheshim mora, and also “Nazar”, in Greek as to m?ti (?? ????), in Spanish as mal de ojo, in Italian as malocchio, in Portuguese mau-olhado (“act of giving an evil/sick look”), in Swedish as “ge onda ?gat”(to give an evil look), and in Hawaiian it is known as “stink eye” or maka pilau meaning “rotten eyes”.

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