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[Lingo] 会うは別れのはじめ。 We never meet without parting.

Hi all

I found this sentence among the Tanaka Corpus examples on WWWJDIC. The translation doesn't make sense to me. In fact the sentence doesn't make sense. I know all the words I think, so there's something I'm missing.

合う To meet
は  Topic marker
別れ Parting, separation
の  Explanatory marker(?)
はじめ Begining, start

How does this become "We never meet without parting."


Steve S.

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