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"悠久" is often used to describe a period of history (I read it from ), and I wonder how does the adv "悠" work in "悠久".

I've searched, the complete word means,

悠久,汉语词汇,形容词(褒义)。
拼音:yōu jiǔ
词义:长久;久远。

But I can't figure out what does "悠" mean.

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has the same meaning as in this case.

It is a kind of word making method in Chinese, which combines two synonymic characters together. Perhaps the terminology tautology can be used here.

For example: 亲吻 拥抱 战斗 早晨 林木

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  • Yip Po-ching CLCS uses the term juxtapositional (not accepted by US(?) spellcheck)type V-V:亲吻、拥抱,N-N: 战斗、早晨、林木, Chinese term 并列
    – user6065
    Dec 13 '17 at 13:41
  • @user6065 Thanks for your correction. And 战斗 is either V-V or N-N, as verb or noun should be decided depending on the context. Dec 13 '17 at 14:10

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