eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth


eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
• eye for eye, tooth for tooth
• an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
око за око, зуб за зуб

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  • an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth — Meaning The notion that for every wrong done there should be a compensating measure of justice. Origin From the Code of Hammurabi. Hammurabi was King of Babylon, 1792 1750BC. The code survives today in the Akkadian language. Used in The Bible,… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • eye for eye, tooth for tooth — • eye for eye, tooth for tooth • an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth око за око, зуб за зуб …   Idioms and examples

  • Eye for an eye — The phrase an eye for an eye , (, ). Assuming the fulfillment of certain technical criteria (such as the sentencing of the accused whose punishment was not yet executed), wherever it is possible to punish the conspirators with the exact same… …   Wikipedia

  • eye — ► NOUN 1) the organ of sight in humans and animals. 2) a rounded eye like marking on an animal or bird. 3) a round, dark spot on a potato from which a new shoot grows. 4) the small hole in a needle through which the thread is passed. 5) a small… …   English terms dictionary

  • Eye surgery — Intervention Eye surgery in the Middle Ages. ICD 10 PCS 08 ICD 9 CM …   Wikipedia

  • tooth — W2S2 [tu:θ] n plural teeth [ti:θ] ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in mouth)¦ 2¦(on a tool etc)¦ 3¦(power)¦ 4 fight tooth and nail 5 get your teeth into something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • eye tooth — n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Because it is directly below the eye] 1.) sb would give their eye teeth for sth spoken used to say that someone wants something very much ▪ I d give my eye teeth to be able to play the piano like that. 2.) one of the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • For — For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For — For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • For all me — For For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English