A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/chah
— chah —
插chah9649 To insert; to stick in; to set in a socket.
chah pie; to stick in a label. chah chíu; insert the hand. chah hue-bâk; to stick flowers into a crevice by their stems. chah hieⁿ; to set the lower end of incense sticks into the ashes of the incense pot; to worship the gods. chah cháu ûi pie; to stick in a spear of grass as a label. chah kî; to set up a flag. chah hĭⁿ cìⁿ; put an arrow through the ear, as a punishment. ŏi chah jîp khṳ̀, bŏi pôih chut lâi; can stick it in, but cannot pull it out. chah m̄ jîp; cannot insert it. chah sit pue khṳ̀; put on some wings and fly off. chah cò̤ hō̤; insert something as a mark. chah ki thâu-chah; insert an ornamental hair pin. chah ki hue; wear a spray of flowers in the hair.
攙chah136417 To support and lead.
chah i khí lâi; put the hand under his arm and lift him up. lṳ́ tîeh chah i; you must support him by the arm. chah bŏi tit khí; cannot pull him up. chah tŏ̤ i ko̤h-tháng-ĕ, kiaⁿ-ùi pûah lô̤h khṳ̀; upheld him by putting the hand under his arm, fearing that he would fall. i kâi chíu méⁿ-méⁿ cū lâi chah; his hand was quickly extended to support her.
雜châh93917210 Confused; mixed; heterogeneous.
jṳ̂ châh-châh; châh-châh jṳ̂; all in a tangle; mingled with no regard to order; in the utmost confusion. cêk koiⁿ jṳ̂-jṳ̂ châh-châh, cn̂g kâi m̄ tît; the whole place is turned upside down, and nothing is in order there.