Meaning of timeo Danaos et dona ferentes*

ti•me•o Da•na•os et do•na fe•ren•tes

Pronunciation: (tim'e-ō" dä'nä-ōs" et dō'nä fe-ren'tes Eng. tim'ē-ō" dan'ā-ōs" et dō'n&schwa f&schwa-ren'tēz), [key]
— Latin. Latin.
  1. I fear the Greeks even when they bear gifts (I fear treacherous persons even when they appear to be friendly). Vergil's Aeneid: I, 2:49.
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