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

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— cah —

cah846508 To take along with one, as if in the girdle.
i ŭ cah lâi a bô̤? Did she bring it with her? sêng-pĭen cah lâi khṳt úa; bring it along and give it to me at your convenience. i cah ŭ jîeh cōi lâi? How much did she bring with her? ngŏ̤ i m̄ tîeh, cah khṳ̀ cah tńg lâi; did not meet him, and so took it there and then brought it back again. àm-cĕⁿ cah ki to̤ tŏ̤ saⁿ tói; secretly carried along a knife inside his tunic.

cah821649 To bare the arm.
cah chíu-ńg; to roll up the sleeves. chíu-ńg cah phû cē; roll your sleeves somewhat higher.

câh42755 Anything placed to impede progress; to bar, as by a gate or stile.
câh-mn̂g; a floodgate or turnstile. kueⁿ câh-mn̂g; close the flood-gate. khui câh-mn̂g; open the turnstile. thóiⁿ-síu câh-mn̂g; to watch the gate. cíeⁿ câh-mn̂g kâi nâng; the gate-keeper. cúi-câh; a lock in a canal. koi câh, hāng câh; barriers across streets or lanes. cí tîo koi câh ku-ā kò̤; tlus street is barred in several places. hāng-thâu câh, hāng-búe câh; both ends of the lane are barricaded. ŭ kâi mn̂g câh tŏ̤ kò̤; there was a door in the way. mn̂g-câh; a railing in a doorway. câh cò̤ nŏ̤ kûeh; divided by a partition. àiⁿ câh cò̤ síam a câh cò̤ chîeⁿ? Will you partition it off by folding doors or by a wall? kîe câh; a railing across a bridge. kàu chùi-kháu cò̤ kâi câh lâi câh; made a palisade at the entrance, as a division or a defence.

câh6771402 To shut off the view; to intercept the rays of light.
gûeh pun hûn câh khṳ̀; the view of the moon is cut off by the clouds. bô̤ mûeh hó̤ câh jît, jûah căi; there is nothing to keep off the sun, and it is very hot. i kâi hieⁿ-lí puu tek câh miⁿ-miⁿ; the bamboos hide the village from view. cí kâi mâk-kìaⁿ kùa lô̤h khṳ̀ tò̤-câk mâk; after putting on these spectacles, I see less plainly than before. hṳ́ lăi thóng-thóng, bô̤ cia bô̤ câh; there is an unbroken view of the interior, with nothing to screen the objects nor to intercept the view.

câh8865 To cook in grease.
câh lâ; to boil in fat. câh îu; fry in oil. câh kàu i chiah; fry brown. câk kàu i so-so; fry it crisp. câh sêk; fry it till it is well done. câh hó̤ lío, lêng-ūaⁿ cìaⁿ lâi chá; after it is cooked in grease, fry it again on a dry pan. kàu kò̤ khṳ̀ câh; fry it whole. cn̂g kâi cang lâ khṳ̀ câh; cook the whole of it in lard. m̄ hó̤ câh khah thíam; do not fry it too much. tok chùi lâi câh; cut it up fine and fry it.

câh821677 Gyves for the feet.
cí kâi sĭ ìo hŭam, tîeh lô̤h kha-câh; this is a great offender and he must be put in fetters. hṳ́ kâi sĭ mîaⁿ châk, tîeh lô̤h kha-câk; that is a famous robber, and he must be fettered. hṳ́ kâi ŭ pûah nâng lâi tàⁿ màiⁿ lô̤h câk; that one sent some one to intercede for him asking that he need not be put in fetters.