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    xiāng     each other / one another / mutually

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Grammar: Adverb
Notes: In the sense of 互相, for example, in the idiom 自相矛盾 'self-contradictory' (CCI '自相矛盾'; (CCD 1 '相' 1; FE '相' 1; GHDC 1 '相' 1); 相 may be used in this sense in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 136). For example, 獸相食,且人惡之。'Beasts devour one another, and men hate them for doing so.' (Mengzi: 1.4/2/21, translation by Legge)
Topic: Classical Chinese

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