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    fēi     not / to not have

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Grammar: Verb
Notes: Negative copula used in noun predication in Literary Chinese (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 106). For example, 非我也,歲也。'It is not owing to me; it is owing to the year.' (Mengzi 1.3/2/8, translation by Legge)
Topic: Classical Chinese

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