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Hello all,
I was wondering if someone knew a single word (preferably English, but I would be curious to hear about other languages if you know) that either meant or refers to the concept of "blessing and curse".
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In Polish - 'urok'

Depending on the outcome, it can be either blessing or curse.
It is usually cast by witches wink

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straight away I thought 'children' but I know thats not what you were after...

what about (and similar to elifit's post)

incantation...as in a verbal charm or spell.

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Hex ?


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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8


Hex ?


I think hex refers to curse only wink

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you're probably correct. I got to thinking of words
that can mean either.


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Mixed blessing, but that's two words.

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I have it in my mind that the Amish have what are called hex signs on their barns and they're there to ward off evil. That would be a kind of blessing.

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Pennsylvania Dutch, yes; Amish, no.

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I did not know that about the PA Dutch.
A kind of hex-blessing, of sorts.


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