Proverb of the day: The day has eyes النهار له عنّين
Ahram Online, , Friday 20 Nov 2015
The day has eyes

النهار له عنّين

El nahar loh einein

Translation: The day has eyes

Meaning: Don’t work at night. It will soon be daytime and you can do the work then. This saying, although still current, may be going out of fashion now that our nights are electrically lit. The saying likely dates back to a time when people relied on dim gas-lit lamps to light their homes and streets.

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

Translated by: Nabil Shawkat