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Proverb of the day: Warmth is felt through the eye الدفا بالعين

Warmth is felt through the eye

Ahram Online , Saturday 16 Jan 2016
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الدفا بالعين
 
El dafa bel ein
 
Translation: Warmth is felt through the eye.
 
Meaning: This proverb, no longer in use, is about how the human mind works. If you see a bonfire, or people sitting around in what seems like a cosy and warm place, you will be comforted. The warmth of the surroundings are detected through the eyes before the rest of the senses.
 

Source: Egyptian Proverbs, (Al-Ahram Center for Translation and Publishing, 1986) by Ahmed Taymour Pasha

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat

 
 
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