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

— chun —

椿chun104759 A long-lived tree, hence a symbol of a father.
chun suang pĕng mŏng; both parents are in good health. hiang chun; the Cedrela odorata. chun-u phûe; the bark of the Ailantus glandulosa.

chun10513011 Imperfectly developed eggs.
hṳ̂-chun; fish roe. hṳ̂ cē sẁn chun ău cū sáng; fish are thin after depositing the roe.

chun104725 The spring of the year.
sin chun; the new year. ngêng chun; welcome the spring. chun hun; the vernal equinox. lîp chun; jîp chun; the beginning of spring. chun thiⁿ-sî; in the spring. cheⁿ chun sìo nî; in the spring time of life. chun gû; a clay ox borne out by officials in the ceremony of meeting the spring. chun chiu jîeh cōi? How many years old are ? pêh jît mok ôiⁿ kùe, cheⁿ chun put cài lâi; waste not the daylight, for youth does not return. chun sim; lewd thoughts.

chun73695 To stretch forth; to straighten; to dilate.
chíu chun chut lâi; stretch forth your arm. lṳ́ kâi cîh chun chut lâi úa thóiⁿ; put out your tongue and let me look at it. chun kàu tn̂g-tn̂g chut lâi; stretched out at full length. hṳ́ koiⁿ chù nŏ̤ pôiⁿ chun-chíu; that house has two wings. kha chun tît; straighten your legs. ăm chun tn̂g-tn̂g tó̤ thóiⁿ; gazing with neck outstretched. chun ie; straighten the back. ŏi chun ŏi kiu; is elastic; will stretch and shrink. chun-lûn huah-hì; stretch and yawn. bô̤ hìeⁿ ŏi chun; it does not stretch much. chun khí lâi; stretch up.

chún1201360 Incompatible.
chún-chò̤; erroneous. chŵn bŏi chún-chò̤; there is no error in it.

chún1021613 To surmise.
sṳ-chún; to ponder. lṳ́ hó̤ khṳ̀ sṳ-chún; you go and cogitate upon it.

chún10514215Stupid.
ngô̤ chún; blundering; doltish.

chùn1021410 The Chinese inch.
câp chùn ûi cêk chieh; ten inches make a foot. chùn chieh; dimensions. saⁿ chùn khuah cêk chieh tn̂g; three inches wide and ten long. tn̂g ke ŭ nŏ̤ chùn kèng hó̤; it would be better if it were two inches longer. chǹg nŏ̤ saⁿ chùn chim jîp khṳ̀; punched it in two or three inches deep. chùn-tú; a small folded paper slate.

寒顫chùn-lūn163 Chilled; tremors.
kûaⁿ kàu phah-chùn-lūn; so cold that she shivered.

chûn1020393 To retain; to preserve; remaining.
chûn ŭ jîeh cōi? How much is there left? cîah chûn kâi; what is left after eating. ēng chûn kâi; what remains. chûn kâi lâu-pàng mùa-khí; keep what is left until to-morrow. chûn lâng-su; have a little left. bô̤ chûn; there is no residue. chûn bô̤; there is nothing left. ēng bô̤ chûn; it is all used up. chûn bô̤ cîⁿ; has no money left. thàng m̄ chûn; saved nothing from his earnings. pó̤-chûn mûeh-ngîap; saved his property. i kâi chûn sim hó̤; his feelings are correct. m̄ cai i chûn bûang; do not know whether they are alive or dead. chûn kâi líen-mīn khṳt i; preserved his reputation for him. chûn ke chûn kíam m̄ sie-tâng; the amount left varies. chûn kâi mîaⁿ tŏ̤ sì-cīeⁿ; preserved a name in the world. chûn tîo seⁿ mīaⁿ; preserved his life. chûn chêng khṳt i; continued the kindness shown to him.