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

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— chiang —

chiang26388 A prostitute.
chiang-kĭ; a strumpet. chiang ke; a bagnio. o̤ chiang, siet tó; harbour prostitutes and institute games of chance. chiang, iu, cău, cut, to sĭ hĭa-cūaⁿ kâi nâng; courtesans, actors, yamen runners, and jailors are low people. chiang kíaⁿ lṳ́! You little coquette!

chiang261408 chiang-phû; calamus. káu cak chiang-phû; nine joints of sweet flag.

chiang26948 Boisterous; insubordinate.
chiang-khûang; mad. chiang-chiang khûang-khûang; acting like one possessed. i sĭm sĭ chiang-khûang; he is very unruly. chiang-khiet; obstreperous; ferocious.

chiang26724 Having many descendants.
ău-ĭ chiang-sĕng căi; his posterity is numerous.

chíang282712 A shed; a shelter.
sîn chíang; a pavilion for the gods. phâng chíang; a shed where sails are kept under shelter. cûn chíang; a boat house. ngīam hùe chíang; an examining shed. îam chíang; a salt shed.

chìang2898 To lead; to take the lead.
hṳ́ hùaⁿ nâng sĭ i tó̤ chìang chut; all those people are lead on by him. cí kĭaⁿ sṳ̄ sĭ i chìang-sí kâi; it was he who instigated this. hu chìang hŭ sûi; the husband leads, and the wife follows.

chìang28308 To take the lead in singing.
chìang hŏ̤; the call and response in chanting. lṳ́ chìang úa hŏ̤; you lead and I will follow. chìang lói; to give orders at a ceremony. thâng chìang; to thrum and sing. chìang hì; to sing plays. chìang tău; to call out to clear the road. kò̤ chìang; to sing solos.

chîang96914013 The red rose.
chîang-mûi-hue; the cinnamon rose. chîang-mûi lō; rose water made from red roses.

chîang271309 The intestines.
tăi chîang, sìo chîang; the large and the small intestines. tît chîang; the rectum. sìo-chîang-khì; colic. chîang huang hĭa hueh; blind piles.

chîang271680 A long time; to excel.
chîang-kú; always; a long time. chîang seⁿ put láu; physical immortality. sĭ i só̤ chîang; it is what he excels in. cêk bô̤ só̤ chîang; he excels in nothing.

chîang9711679 A crowbar; to dig with a crowbar.
phûe-chîang; a wooden crowbar having an iron sheath. thih chîang; an iron crowbar. chîang kàu kâi khang chim-chim; dig out a deep hole. chîang kâi khang hó̤ khîa ki thĭo; dig a hole to set a post in.

chîang740508 Common; ordinary; always.
úa thóiⁿ tîeh phêng-chîang; it appears to me to be an ordinary thing. phêng-phêng chîang-chîang, bô̤ sĭm-mih ko̤h īeⁿ; it is quite ordinary, and does not differ from the common ones. chîang-chîang sìo-līam lṳ́; I am always speaking about you. úang-chîang i to m̄ pat cìeⁿ-seⁿ; he never did so before. lṳ́ tîeh chîang lâi cē; you must come oftener. chîang ŭ kâi sṳ̄; it is a common occurrence. chîang ŭ kâi mûeh; it is an ordinary thing.

chĭang3421578 Having only one good leg; crippled; halt.
chĭang kha-teⁿ; to hop on one foot, having only one sound leg. kîaⁿ to m̄ kîaⁿ, cò̤-nî tó̤ chĭang? Why do you not walk properly instead of hopping along on one foot? kúai-kha chĭang-tôi kâi nâng; a cripple. i nŏ̤ kâi tó̤ chĭang-chin-cheⁿ; the two are playing the game of hopping on one foot over seven stones placed at equal distances apart.