Shift #474

eye → evil eye

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Realization
Type Derivation
Language Spanish
Lexeme 1 ojo
Lexeme 2 aojo
Meaning 1 eye
Direction
Meaning 2 hex, jinx
Reference
Related Languages
Comment also mal de ojo, aojamiento, the verbs hacer mal de ojo, aojar. Narumov 1995, 77
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme glaz
Meaning 1 eye
Direction
Meaning 2 evil eye (colloq., obs.)
Reference
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Turkish
Lexeme nazar
Meaning 1 look, gaze
Direction
Meaning 2 evil eye nazar boncuğu, амулет nazarı değmek, nazara gelmek
"an amulet against a bad eye, hoodoo"
Reference
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Comment значение А не то, но идея в принципе та же
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Tigrinya
Lexeme 1 ʕayni
Lexeme 2 ʕayyänä
Meaning 1 eye ̣ʔaʕyəntäy däm säribu 'My eyes are bloodshot'
Direction
Meaning 2 to cast the evil eye ʔətu särayi säbʔay nə-käbtäy ʕayinuläy kʷəllatän moytännanni 'After that wizard praised my grazing stock, they all died on me'
Reference
Related Languages the cognates have both meanings in most Ethio-Semitic languages; cp. Chaha en 'eye' - en yäbraxä 'may the (evil) eye eat you!'(curse) (LGur. I 12).
Comment KT 1913
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Romanian
Lexeme 1 ochi
Lexeme 2 deochi
Meaning 1 eye
Direction
Meaning 2 hex, jinx să nu-I fi de deochi
"I am afraid to jinx it!"
Reference DEX98
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Comment The verb deochea 'to jinx'. Also the dialectal deochetură 'jinx'