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Albanian (to give somebody the bad eye)
Armenian achq ulunq (eye bead); "??? ???" char achq (evil eye)
Amharic Buda (one with envious eyes)
Standard Arabic ??? ??? ayin hasad (eye of envy)
Standard Arabic "ayin ha'ra" (hot/evil eye)
Tunisian Arabic "'ayn l-mrida" (sick eye)
Assyrian "ayna"
Azerbaijani "gz d?ym?si" (touching of eye); "k?m gz" (evil eye); often simply "gz" (the eye)
Bengali "Nojor"(Standard: bad thing), "Nazar"(Sylheti and Chittagongian: the curse)
Bulgarian "uroki"
Chamorro "Atan baba"
Chuvash "kus kni" (the falling of an eye), "hajar kni" (the falling of anger (cruelty)), "kusah" (to get an eye), "var" (to give an evil eye), "usal kus" (evil eye)
Croatian "Urokljivo oko" (the cursing eye)
Czech "uhranciv pohled" (bedeviling gaze)
Danish "det onde je" (the evil eye)
Dutch "het boze oog" (the angry eye)
Estonian "Kurja silm" (eye of evil)
Filipino "Matang Nanlilisik" (literally: evil eye); "Usog" or "Balis"
Finnish "Paha silm" (evil eye)
French "Le Mauvais Oeil", "La Guigne", "La Skoumoune", depending on region
Gaelic "Droch shuil" (the evil eye)
German "Bser Blick" (evil gaze)
In Greek, to matiasma (?t?asa) or mati (?t?) someone refers to the act of casting the evil eye (Mati being the Greek word for eye); also: "vaskania" (as?a??a, the Greek word for jinx)
Gujarati "najar"
Hawaiian "Maka Pilau" (The stink eye)
Hebrew "ayin ha'ra" (the evil eye)
Hindi "Buri Nazar" (evil gaze) Hungarian szemmel vers (beating with eyes)
Kurdish chawi geza (eye (of) unluck), chwen (evil eye), chawi ps (dirty eye)
Italian, malocchio (bad eye)
Japanese "??"
Macedonian, "Zlobno Oko" (the evil eye) or "Uroklivo oko" (the cursing eye)
Malayalam, "Drishtidosham" ("Sight Curse")
Maltese "l-ghajn il-hazina" (the bad eye)
Norwegian "det onde yet" (the evil eye)
In Persian various terms can be found, depending on the region. In Iran, people use Cesm Zaxm (pronounced Cheshm Zahm) which means 'harm caused by eye', or Cesm ur (pronounced "Cheshm Shoor") meaning 'Sour-Eyed'. In Afghanistan, Dari-speaking people use the terms "nazar" (vision) or "chashmi bad" (bad or evil eye). Tajiki-speakers use the terms "chashmi bad" (bad or evil eye) or simply "chashmi" (derived from the word "chashm", meaning "eye");
Polish zle oko (evil eye) or marne oko
Portuguese, olho gordo (fat eye), quebranto (jinxed/bad luck/breaker), "mau olho" (bad eye) or mau olhado (bad gaze)
Romanian deochi (from the eye)
Sardinian, ocru malu (bad eye)
Sicilian, ucchiatura ("eye activity, look")
Sinhalese eswaha or aswaha
In Slovak little babies are said to have a malady named z oc (from the eyes)
In Spanish, the phrase is mal de ojo (eye curse or eye disease) or simply el ojo (the eye). The act of giving someone mal de ojo is called ojear (literally to eye) in several South American countries.
Swedish "det onda gat" (the evil eye)
Tagalog "ohiya" or mata ng diablo (the devil's eye)
Tamil "Dhrishti" or Kan dhristi Kannooru ???????(the eyes of evil looks)
Turkish "Nazar" (stare) or "kem gz" (evil eye) or simply "gz" (eye)
Urdu "buri nazar" or simply "nazar" ("bad gaze" or simply "gaze")
Yiddish aynore or ahore (from Hebrew ??? ??? cayin harac)
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