以牙還牙

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See also: 以牙还牙

Chinese[edit]

 
to use; according to; so as to; in order to; by; with; because; Israel (abbrev.)
tooth; ivory
 
pay back; return; also; in addition; more; still; else; yet; (not) yet
tooth; ivory
trad. (以牙還牙)
simp. (以牙还牙)

Etymology[edit]

From the Chinese translation of the biblical phrase "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" (以眼還眼,以牙還牙)

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

以牙還牙

  1. to take an eye for an eye