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A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/bie

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bîe

bîe591649 To trace, to limn, to sketch.
bîe jī; to trace letters through paper. bîe sía; to trace letters, laying thin paper over the characters to be copied. bîe i kâi īeⁿ; limn its likeness. bîe kàu sĭo; sketched a good likeness.

bîe101114711 To peek; to peep; to espy.
i tó̤ bîe thóiⁿ ŭ khang-khiah a bô̤; he comes and peeps about to see if there is any chink for him to see through. lṳ́ màiⁿ lâi tó̤ bîe thóiⁿ, úa cai; you need not come and spy around, I know you are there. i tīaⁿ-tîeh lâi bîe thóiⁿ, nâng thâu-soiⁿ ṳ̆ i; as he is sure to come spying around, we will prepare for him beforehand. bô̤ bîe; no peeking allowed.

bîe95110912 The eyes half shut; to squint.
mâk bîe-bîe; squint-eyed. mâk tieⁿ kàu bîe-bîe; she affects languor by keeping her eyelids half closed.

bīe5925312 A temple; a fane.
thài bīe; the imperial ancestral temple. ke bīe; có bīe; an ancestral temple. sîn bīe; an idol temple. bīe ú; temples of every kind. cêk cō̤ bīe; one temple. bûn bīe; a temple where civil officers worship. bú bīe; a temple where warriors worship. bīe cok; a temple curator, a sexton. sin khí bīe; newly built temples. sîaⁿ-hn̂g bīe; the municipal temple in a walled city. thó-tī bīe; the temple of the local god. cheⁿ-lêng bīe; temple of the green dragon. jîp bīe sie hieⁿ; go into the temple to burn incense. khṳ̀ keng-bīe kò̤ pài, cah ngṳ̂n-tĭaⁿ, hieⁿ, cek; go to the temple to worship, taking spirit-money, incense, and candles.