Danado has several meanings, depending on the context. It may have the sense of a slob, condemned to hell or angry. Calling someone naughty is only a curse word if that is your intention.
Words change over time. They can change their meaning, completely losing their original meaning, or gain several new meanings that have little or nothing to do with their origin. This process takes place in all languages and with almost every word we speak.
The meaning of darn has also changed over time. Its origin is in the Latin damnatus , which means condemned or rejected. In the religious context, darn came to have the sense of “condemned to hell”. Over time, the meaning has evolved and expanded. Currently, danado has several meanings, depending on the context, such as:
- Rabies (rabies disease)
- Condemned to hell
Just as the meaning of “stitch” changes according to the context (end point, bus stop, crochet stitch…), the meaning of darado also varies and does not have a main meaning.
See also: What does the Bible teach about breaking the curse?
Is it a curse to call a child naughty?
Only if that is your intention. If you use the word in the sense of sapeca, there is no problem. You are just finding out a fact. But if you are wishing the child ill, then it is bad ( Ephesians 4:29 ).
If you are not comfortable saying “darn it”, then don’t say it. Get well with your conscience. But if you use the word without malice, you are not committing sin or casting a curse. Whatever your position, don’t condemn anyone who chooses to do it differently from you. This is a matter of individual conscience ( Romans 14:22 ).
Our words have power but they also have limits. We cannot make someone go to hell. Each person is responsible for his or her own life, so calling a person naughty is not condemning him to hell ( Romans 14:12 ). However, wanting someone to go to hell is not good and we should avoid that feeling.