timeo Danaos et dona ferentes

Latin quotation from Virgil
ti·​meo Da·​na·​os et do·​na fe·​ren·​tes | \ ˌti-mē-ˌō-ˈdä-nä-ˌōs-ˌet-ˌdō-nä-fe-ˈren-ˌtās How to pronounce timeo Danaos et dona ferentes (audio) \

Definition of timeo Danaos et dona ferentes

: I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts

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