A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/ca
— ca —
渣ca3859 Dregs; lees; what is left after infusion.
îeh ca; the dregs of medicine. tê ca; tea leaves that have been steeped. tè tīo ca; strain out the dregs. ca; take out the lees. hun-ca; the refuse left in the pipe after opium has been smoked. ca-cái; sediment.
昨ca1005725 Yesterday; time gone; recently.
ca-jît; yesterday. i ca-jît cìaⁿ lâi; he came yesterday. úa ca-mêⁿ-hng m̄ cai kio i tàⁿ; I did not think to tell him last evening. ca-mêⁿ cn̂g kâi bŏi ût; I could not sleep at all last night. i sĭ ca-mn̂g-khí lâi a sĭ ca-ĕ-kùa lâi? Did he come yesterday morning or yesterday afternoon? sĭ ca-jît-tàu lâi; he came yesterday noon.
昔cá802724 Anciently; formerly; a long time ago.
kó-cá; in olden times. ho̤h cá; a considerable length of time since. cá sî; cá nî; in former times. kim cá m̄ tâng; it is not now as to be. cá tiang-sî; a long time ago. cá-cá cū ŭ; in very ancient times there were. kó-cá kâi nâng; people of olden times.
早cá953722 Early; betimes; soon.
khah cá; too early. thiⁿ-kng-cá; at daylight. kúaⁿ cá; take time by the forelock. cá pn̄g; breakfast. cá nî; some years ago. tâng-cá; a little while ago. tâng cá ŭ; he had some just before. cá sîn; early dawn. cá cē; earlier. cá cai ŭ cìeⁿ-seⁿ, úa cĭu àiⁿ; had I known before that there were such, I should have wanted some. ṳ̆-pĭ cá cē; be ready in good time. úa tâng cá-cá thî-hûang i; I gave him warning in good time. cá khṳ̀, cá lâi; the sooner you go the sooner you will get back. cá chut, àm jîp; go out for a long day's work. cêk cá cĭu cáu-khí; get up betimes. cá tang, mn̄g tang; the early and the late crop. cá châng; mn̄g châng; the first and the second rice crop of the year. cá châng siu chek kâi sî-hāu, kìe-cò̤ cá tang; the time of harvesting the first crop of the year is called the early harvest. pó tōa cá a sĭ pó cá kíaⁿ? Did you plant the early or the later sort? cá mn̄g kâi sî-kè m̄ tâng; prices are different at the two harvests. úa tâng-cá cai; I knew it before. úa cá mn̄g cū kàu; I am there early and late. cá hŏ cá cêⁿ, ùaⁿ hŏ lâu mêⁿ; if it rains early in the morning the sky will soon clear, but if it rains late in the afternoon, it will rain all night. sĭ lṳ́ sĭang ŏi cá; you are the one who can do it soonest. cîah cá tê; take tea early in the morning. bŏi cá; cannot be punctual.
乍cà444 Fitful; for a moment.
cà lîang cà jûah; now it is cold then it is warm; the weather is fitful. cà sie cà chìn; hot and cold alternately. cà khin cà tăng; better a little while and then worse again. cà hŏ cà cêⁿ; changeable weather, rain and sunshine alternating.
竦cā8311177 To shudder; the flesh creeping from awe or terror; horrified.
kiaⁿ kàu cêk sin cā-cā-kìe; so frightened that my whole flesh crept. thóiⁿ tîeh koi-bó̤-phûe cā-cā-kìe lí-lí phû; on seeing it my flesh crept and goose-pimples came up all over me.