A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/ce
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齋ce102103 To abstain; a fast; lenten fare; a study or closet.
cṳ-ce; a student's room. cŏ̤ cṳ-ce, ha sie tê; sit in the study and blow hot tea; elegant leisure. tiang-sî khui cṳ-ce? When will the school begin? cîah ce; to live solely on vegetables, as do many devout Buddhists. ce-kài; to live as a vegetarian. tiang-sî pîet ce? When does the fast end? cîah tn̂g ce; fast perpetually. cîah hue ce; fast at certain fixed periods. kíaⁿ-jît tùi ce-khî; to-day is a fast-day. cîah ce pó cêk ak; fast as an offset to wickedness. cía píaⁿ sĭ ce kâi a sĭ cho̤ kâi? Is this sort of cake lenten fare or not? cí īeⁿ chài ŭ nâng tàⁿ sĭ ce kâi, ŭ nâng tàⁿ sĭ cho̤ kâi; some say this vegetable is lenten fare, and some say it is not. ce tn̂g; a temple whose inmates fast. ce má; women who abstain from animal food. cò̤ māng-ce, a sī cò̤ kong-tek? Is it to be a private or a public funeral?
姐cé973385 An elder sister.
cé-mūe; sisters. ke cé; my sister. lĕng cé; your sister. tōa cé, jī cé; the eldest and the next to the eldest sister. cé hu; an elder sister's husband. sin bói kâi a-cé kíaⁿ; a newly bought concubine. sôk sin kâi a-cé; a concubine taken out of a brothel. chiah-kha cé; a natural footed concubine or slave.
債cè10911 A debt.
khìam cè; owe a debt. hâiⁿ cè; pay a debt. cè-cú; creditor. cè-kíaⁿ; debtor. cîⁿ-cè; the money due. jû thó̤ lău cè; as difficult as the collecting of an old debt. khìam nâng kâi cè; to owe some one. côiⁿ seⁿ côiⁿ sì khìam lṳ́ kâi cè! In a former life I died indebted to you I suppose! thó̤ cè; demand what is due. pàng cè; lend money; shave notes. thó̤ cè kúi; a troublesome imp. thó̤ cè kíaⁿ; a bad child of mine, sent to me as a punishment for sin. cîⁿ-cè sòi kù; the debt is of little consequence. cè hôiⁿ ŵn; the debt is paid in full. lap nâng cêk sin cè; owes a debt that it will take all his life to pay. cîⁿ-cè lap pīn mâk; in debt up to his eyes. cîⁿ-cè bô̤ thang hó̤ hâiⁿ; not wherewith to pay the debt. cè m̄ kio i thó̤; would not demand the amount due from him. cí tîo cîⁿ-cè cău-hùe i lîen tîeh úa, m̄ kio úa thó̤; peradventure he may have pity upon me, and not demand the amount of this debt. cè hâiⁿ būe cheng, hok sĭ phoi tŏ̤ sìo tèng, hok sĭ phah siu-toaⁿ khṳt nâng; when the debt is paid in part only, perhaps the amount paid will be entered on the account, or perhaps a receipt will be given for it.
一cē109510 Once; at once; as soon as; at the time; before verbs it often makes the participial form.
cē thóiⁿ cĭu pat; knew it at one glance. cē thâk cĭu pat; knew it after once reading it. cē ô̤h cĭu ŏi; having learned you will be able. jī cē sía cĭu sêk; by writing the letters you become familiar with them. chùi cē tàⁿ kú cĭu kût; by saying them over constantly you get so that you can pronounce them easily. cē lâi cĭu ŭ tōa-bó̤-mûeh nâng; when they once come there will be a host of people. cē khṳ̀ cĭu hìeⁿ kú; when he does go he stays a long time. cē cò̤ cĭu sêng; as soon as he began he accomplished it. cē pēⁿ cĭu bŏi cîah; on becoming ill he could not eat. cē sĭeⁿ tîeh cĭu khì; whenever he thinks of it he becomes angry. cē tàⁿ cĭu hàuⁿ; as soon as it was spoken of he consented. cē khîu cĭu khéng; as soon as it was asked for he assented. hŏ cē lô̤h cĭu lô̤h m̄ hàuⁿ hiah; when it once begins to rain, it rains as if it would never stop. màiⁿ cē cò̤ cĭu cò̤ m̄ hiah; do not go on forever when you have once begun. úa cē thóiⁿ m̄ kìⁿ, lṳ́ cĭu cáu; whenever am not looking, you run off. úa cē bô̤ tŏ, lṳ́ cò̤-nî cĭu m̄ thâk? Why is it that you stop studying, whenever I am absent? úa cē chut koi, lṳ́ kâi mn̂g tîeh cíeⁿ hó̤-hó̤; when I am gone out, you must watch the door carefully. màiⁿ cē cîah cĭu cîah kàu cìeⁿ cōi; when you do eat, do not eat so much. úa cē tàⁿ cĭu sĭ cìe-seⁿ; when I have once said a thing I adhere to it. úa cē hàm, lṳ́ cĭu tîeh lâi; when I call you, you must come. i cē chìe lṳ́ cĭu so̤h cò̤ ké kâi; when he laughed you mistakenly thought it was untrue. cē kau-chap cĭu cai; while associating with him you will find out. cē thiaⁿ cĭu ìn; answered as soon as I heard.
些cē79675 An adverb of comparison, analogous to the termination er; partly; rather.
cò̤ hó̤ cē; make a better one. khùe cē; speedier. sòi cē; smaller. tăng cē; heavier. tâm cē; wetter. chit ta cē; wipe it dryer. thiu kng-kût cē; plane it smoother. sói cheng-khih cē; wash it cleaner. sàu pêh cē; sweep it cleaner. cṳ̆-sòi cē; be more careful. ùaⁿ cē; later. cá cē; earlier.
一下cē183 A contraction of cêk ē; once; a little while; for a while. khṳt úa thóiⁿ cē; let me take a look at it. thĕng cē; wait a bit. táng úa cē; wait for me an instant. hìⁿ cē; give it a shake. khṳt i phâk cē; let it sun a little.
寨cē104011 A stockade; a palisade; a hold; a corral.
îaⁿ cē; barracks. suaⁿ cē; a hill fortress. châk cē; a bandit's hold. kiap cē; to plunder a post. cē cú; the owner of a stockade. hieⁿ cē; a fortified village. cē câh; the gates of a fortress. cē mn̂g; the entrance to a hold. cē chîeⁿ; the wall of a stronghold. cē lăi; within a guarded retreat.