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not; no
 
all together; in while; to share; common; general; together; total
 
to put on; to respect; to bear; to support; wear (glasses, hat, gloves)
day; sky; heaven
simp. and trad.
(不共戴天)

EtymologyEdit

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[Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: The Book of Rites, circa 4th – 2nd century BCE
Fù zhī chóu, fú yǔ gòng dài tiān. [Pinyin]
With the enemy who has slain his father, one should not live under the same heaven.

PronunciationEdit


IdiomEdit

不共戴天

  1. to swear not to live under the same sky (with one's enemy)
  2. to be absolutely irreconcilable

Derived termsEdit