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From the Atharva-Veda: Translation of Edward Washburn Hopkins
|THE SIN-HATED, god-born plant, which frees from the curse as the waters wash out a spot, has washed away all curses, the curse of my rival and of my sister. I have put under my feet the curse of the Brahman
. With this plant protect my wife, protect my child, protect our property
. May the curse [of my rival] return to the curser
. I smite the ribs of the foe that has the evil eye.|| 1|