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

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— cam —

cam1516715 A needle; a pin; a lancet; to puncture.
chng cam; thread a needle. bûa cam; polish a needle. cò̤ cam; make needles. tōa cam, jī cam, saⁿ cam, cam kíaⁿ; large, medium sized, fine, and very fine needles. tōa kong cam; a darning needle. hue cam; an embroidery needle. cam khang, cam búe; the eye and the point of a needle. cam phīⁿ; the end of a needle opposite the point. cam kha khah hi; the stitches are too long. tîeh bâk cam cē; you must sew it more finely. cí kâi hŭ-jîn hó̤ cam-cí; this woman is a good sewer. hâng-sú-cam; a thermometer. huang-hŏ-cam; a barometer. sî-ceng cam; the hands of a clock. pang-cam; thng-sî cam; the pin used to fasten the coiffure. jû cŏ̤ cam-ciⁿ; as if sitting on needles. ēng cam lâi thie tīo i kâi hueh; get a lancet and bleed him. cam huap; the rules for acupuncture. cêk cam kìⁿ hueh; one puncture brought the blood. cam kù; to probe. cam-tùi; point to point. cam-tùi móng nâng tàⁿ; it refers to what a certain person said. thih póiⁿ bûa cîaⁿ sìu-hue cam; an iron ferule may be ground down into an embroidery needle.

cam94511812 To stick in the hair, or hat.
cam hue; to put flowers in the hair. cam ēng; to put a tassel into a cap. hue cam, hue lúi; sprays and flowers, used as head ornaments.

cám12697 To sever; to sunder; to chop off; to cut.
cám châ; to cut wood. cám khui; to sunder. cám tīo; chop it off. cám thâu; to behead. cám chīu lîah cío; to cut down the tree in order to catch the bird. cám cò̤ nŏ̤ kûeh; cut it in two. ēng pó-thâu cìaⁿ hó̤ cám; take an axe and then you can chop it off. cám cháu tṳ̂ kṳn; to cut down the weeds and extirpate their roots; to wholly exterminate; to cut off all one's posterity. cám teng côih thih; to cut off a nail. cám síu sī cèng; to decapitate as a warning to others; to make an oxample of. kìe cám cŭe; a capital crime. kam cám kuaⁿ; a sheriff. cám, ká, kun, lîu, thû, sĭ ngŏ īeⁿ hêng huap; beheading, hanging, sending into the army, temporary banishment, and perpetual banishment, are the five methods of punishment.

càm94714916 To slander or vilify.
càm-cǹg; to defame. i hàuⁿ càm-cǹg nâng; he is addicted to slandering people. càm-cǹg kùe lâi, càm-cǹg kùe khṳ̀; backbiting each the other.

căm94616711 A fine chisel; a graving tool; to chisel out; to engrave.
căm kíaⁿ; a graving tool. căm hue; to grave flowers. căm khṳ̀ hue-cháu ngía căi; the carving was beautifully done. căm lâi hue-jī m̄ hīn; the letters are are not plainly cut. tîeh căm chim cē; they must be cut deeper. khah tōiⁿ, căm m̄ lô̤h; the stuff is too hard, it cannot be chiseled out. ngṳ̂n căm; chasing on silver. căm hue kâi nâng; the graver. màiⁿ căm khih khṳ̀; do not break it in chiseling it. cîeh căm; a stone-cutter's chisel. cía khang tîeh căm khuah cē, cìaⁿ tàu tit lô̤h; this hole must be cut larger, so the plug will go in. căm chùi cē; cut it more delicately.

căm131175 A stage of a journey.
îah căm; the distance between post houses. cêk căm lō; one stage of a journey. tŏ̤ cí-kò̤ kàu hṳ́-kò̤ ŭ kúi căm lō̤? How many stages from here there? lō-căm àiⁿ cò̤-nî pheⁿ-phah? What route have you decided upon? thâu căm kàu tī-kò̤? What is the first stopping place? jī căm kàu hṳ́-kò̤; that will be the second stopping place on the route.