κάλλιο πέντε και στο χέρι παρά δέκα και καρτέρει

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The literal meaning is "Better five in the hand than waiting for ten".

Proverb[edit]

κάλλιο πέντε και στο χέρι παρά δέκα και καρτέρει (kállio pénte kai sto chéri pará déka kai kartérei)

  1. (figuratively) a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush (It is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.)