29. September 2015 · Comments Off on evil-eye · Categories: Proverbs

What the eyes see is not good (or does not bode well) for the owner (or the boss).

achckeen dessadzuh deerocheen kherruh chuhnehr

This saying implies that one may caste an evil eye on another. In normal spoken Armenian one would say, “chahr achck ounee – he has an evil eye.” It is said when referring to a person who may caste an evil eye. Kherr is a Turkish word that means good or beneficial. There are many phrases and sayings using the word kheer: kherr chounee – he has no good (in him), kheer uhlee – let there be good, kheeruh ahneedzehm, I curse his goodness which means may he experience misfortune.

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