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timeo Danaos et dona ferentes

[ tim-e-oh dah-nah-ohs et doh-nah fe-ren-tes; English tim-ee-oh dan-ey-ohs et doh-nuhfuh-ren-teez ]
/ ˈtɪm ɛˌoʊ ˈdɑ nɑˌoʊs ɛt ˈdoʊ nɑ fɛˈrɛn tɛs; English ˈtɪm iˌoʊ ˈdæn eɪˌoʊs ɛt ˈdoʊ nə fəˈrɛn tiz /
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Latin.
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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