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

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866385 A wife. ang bó; husband and wife. bó kíaⁿ; wife and children. chūa bó; marry a wife. sieh bó; be kind to a wife. ùi bó; afraid of a wife. cháu-thâu kâi bó; his first wife. ki chú kâi bó; ciap ki kâi bó; inferior wife. ău bó; second wife. soiⁿ kâi bó hó̤, ău kâi bó m̄-hó̤; his former wife was a good one, his present wife is not. cang cáu-kíaⁿ kè khṳt i cò̤ bó̤; gave his daughter to him to be his wife. chūa i kâi a-ko cò̤ bó; married his aunt. i kâi bó sĭ ún kâi píe kâi; his wife is our cousin. bó kâi cí-mūe kìe-cò̤ chi-î; a wife's sisters are called sisters-in-law.

5881025 The Chinese acre, which is 733 1/3 square yards, or about one sixth of an English acre.
chân bó; rice fields. cêk bó tī; an acre of land. cêk khẃn sĭ cêk peh bó; the largest land measure is one hundred acres. nín hak ŭ jîeh cōi bó chân-hn̂g? How many acres of arrable land do you own? cí-kò̤ kâi chân, ke hùe, hak ŭ jîeh cōi bó? Of the fields about here, how many acres are owned by those who own the most? bó tī, cìa ká ŭ jîeh cōi thn̂g? How much sugar can you get from an acre of sugar cane? cîaⁿ câp bó tī hún-kuah; about ten acres of sweet potatoes. cí kò̤ chù-tī ŭ câp bó khuah; this building lot contains ten acres. cí kâi tī cìeⁿ khuah, cêk nî ēng lâp jîeh cōi bó chân nîe? On a piece of land as large as this how much must be paid annually in taxes? ŵn-nîe sĭ cìe bó sǹg-sìo; government taxes are reckoned according to the number of acres. ún cí-kò̤ kâi tī pí nín kò̤ ío hó̤ cèng-co̤h, cêk bó siu ke cêk ûe; our land here is better than is yours for agriculture, and we can get twice as much from it. cí kò̤ chân thóiⁿ tîeh bó-siaⁿ ío ôih; I should think this lot the smaller.

588933 bó-toaⁿ; the peony.
bó-toaⁿ phûe; the bark of the peony, used in medicine.

6057511 A mold; a form or guide to go by; a pattern.
ìn kâi cńg-thâu bô; to set one's signature by pressing the inked thumb on a document. cù tíaⁿ kâi tíaⁿ-bô; the molds used in casting iron pans; thô bô; a clay mold. cîeh bô; a stone mold.

窿56711612 The vault of heaven, referring to its arched expanse.
am-bô; over-arching; rounding upward; a space hollowed out. i kâi īeⁿ am-bô am-bô; it is of a vaultlike shape. màiⁿ cò̤ khah am-bô; do not make it so that it rounds upward too much.

1062621 The fifth in the cycle of ten; it relates to earth.
bō sĭ sôk câp thien-kang. cí câp kâi sĭ thien-kang, sôk îang; hṳ́ câp-jī kâi sĭ tī-ciⁿ, sôk im; these ten are the heavenly cycle, and pertain to the male principle in nature; those twelve are the earthly cycle and pertain to the female principle in nature. câp thien-kang, lâi phùi câp-jī tī-ciⁿ, sǹg kàu lâk-câp kâi cū kàu; the cycle of ten reckoned ten times, matches the cycle of twelve reckoned five times.