Oxford Index Search Results

You are looking at 1-20 of 294 items for:

evil eye x clear all

Refine by subject

 

Refine by type

Refine by product

 

evil eye

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Popular belief that a person can glance or stare at someone else's favorite possession and, if envious of the other person's good fortune, hurt, damage, or destroy it.

See overview in Oxford Index

evil eye

Colin Blakemore and Sheila Jennett.

in The Oxford Companion to the Body

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 848 words.

Belief in the evil eye — that a human being can cause injury or death through a malevolent glance or

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Evil Eye

Nicole Tilford.

in Biblical Studies

P ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 9054 words.

People throughout the world have believed that “certain individuals, animals, demons, or gods had the power of casting a spell or causing some damaging effect upon every object, animate or...

Go to Oxford Bibliographies »  home page

evil-eyed adj

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 7 words.

ˈevɪl-ˌǝɪd

sp euill-ey’d1

> eye

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

evil eye

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Popular belief that a person can glance or stare at someone else's favorite possession and, if envious of the other person's good fortune, hurt, damage, or destroy it.

See overview in Oxford Index

Evil Eye

Louis Jacobs.

in A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

January 1999; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 201 words.

The ability to bring about evil results by a malicious gaze. In most cultures the belief is prevalent that some

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

evil eye

James MacKillop.

in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 153 words.

A belief in the power of individuals to cast spells or cause harm, simply by looking, is world-wide; instances of

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

evil eye

Jacqueline Simpson and Steve Roud.

in A Dictionary of English Folklore

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 316 words.

The belief that certain people can inflict disease or death simply by a glance was accepted by the educated throughout

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

evil eye

W. J. Johnson.

in A Dictionary of Hinduism

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hinduism. 44 words.

Associated with the conscious or unconscious gaze of the envious, and perceived to be a universal danger. Young children are

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

evil eye

Miquel Porta and John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

P ublished online May 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 33 words.

A manifestation of *black magic, in which a person believed to have supernatural powers casts a spell over

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

evil eye

Edited by John M. Last.

in A Dictionary of Public Health

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 33 words.

A manifestation of black magic, in which a person believed to have supernatural powers casts a spell over others

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Evil eye

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 130 words.

The eye is widely believed to have the power to convey mischief or damage, and is then known as the

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Evil Eye

Gary Vikan.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 153 words.

a popular amuletic image of the 4th–8th C. characterized by an eye surrounded by a variety of threatening beasts and

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Evil Eye

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 30 words.

Popular belief that a person can glance or stare at someone else's favorite possession and, if envious of the other

Go to Oxford Islamic Studies Online »  full text: free

evil eye

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 250 words.

The projection of malevolence, willed or unwilled, upon another person (esp. children), domestic animals, crops, or even oneself, through the

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

EVIL EYE

Edited by Adele Berlin and Maxine Grossman.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies. 306 words.

(Heb. ʿayin ha-raʿ or ʿein ha-raʿ), in popular folklore, the power, held by particular individuals, to harm others (humans,

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

Evil Eye

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

January 2001; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6 words.

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

evil eye n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 10 words.

An English name for mal de ojo.

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

evil eye n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 10 words.

An English name for *mal de ojo.

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page

If It Is Not Catholic, Is It Popular Catholicism? Evil Eye, Espiritismo, and Santería: Latina/o Religion within Latina/o Theology

Michelle A. González.

in Decolonizing Epistemologies

November 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 7425 words.

Through a synthesis of personal ethnography, sociological and theological reflection, author Michelle González takes aim at the Christocentric, church-focused, and hyperphilosophical...

Go to Fordham University Press »  abstract

Balor of the Evil Eye

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 114 words.

A Celtic death god, one of the dreaded Fomorians. Balor's eye gained its power from an accidental splash of

Go to Oxford Reference »  home page