אין עשן בלי אש

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle ages: via Aramaic from Latin flamma fumo est proxima, from a play by Plautus, 2nd century BCE.

Proverb[edit]

אֵין עָשָׁן בְּלִי אֵשׁ (ein ashán b'lí esh)

  1. where there's smoke, there's fire, there is a real cause for ambiance and rumors (literally, "there is no smoke without fire")

References[edit]

  • Rosenthal, Ruvik (2009) Dictionary of Hebrew Idioms and Phrases, Keter Books (2005), →ISBN, page 42–43 of 42–43.