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

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錙銖ci-cu10301678 Petty; trifling.
ci-cu nioh-sioh; petty stinginess; very small in his dealings.

391627 This; here; the nearest.
cí kâi; this one. cí ciah cûn; this boat. cí câng chīu; this tree. cí pńg cṳ-cheh; this book. cí kĭaⁿ mûeh; this thing. cí kha tháng; this bucket. cí-kò̤; here. pàng tŏ̤ cí-kò̤; put it here. pàng tŏ̤ cí lăi; put it in here. cí piⁿ; on this side. khîeh chut cí gūa; bring it out here. cí tói; inside here. cí cuang sṳ̄; this affair. cí cêk sî; just now. cí cûn; this instant. cí kâi sî-hāu; at this time. cí kâi, hṳ́ kâi, lṳ́ màiⁿ khṳ̀ kẃn i; whatever he does, have nothing to do with him. cò̤ cí kâi, cò̤ hṳ́ kâi; doing sundry pieces of work. lṳ́ tīam-tīam thâk cṳ, màiⁿ phûeh cí kâi, phûeh hṳ́ kâi, mâk īa màiⁿ thóiⁿ cí, thóiⁿ hṳ́, sim īa màiⁿ sĭeⁿ cí sĭeⁿ hṳ́: cìeⁿ seⁿ thâk cìaⁿ kōi pat; study persistently, and do not be talking of this and of that, nor be looking hither and thither, nor be thinking of all sorts of things: if you study thus, you will readily learn.

1030390 Seeds; offspring.
kúe-cí; fruit. céng-cí; seeds. thŵn céng-cí; to propagate seeds. tê cí; tea seeds. sêng-peh cí; seeds of the fir tree.

67302 Only; merely.
cí ŭ cí cêk kĭaⁿ; have only this one. cí kẃn; on the spur of the moment. lṳ́ cí kẃn tàⁿ; you said it inconsiderately. jĭm lṳ́ cò̤-nî tàⁿ, úa cí sĭ m̆ thiaⁿ lṳ́; whatever you say, I shall pay no regard to it. cí kìⁿ ŭ cêk kâi nâng; saw but one person. cí hó̤ cìeⁿ-seⁿ cò̤; this alone is the right thing to do. úa cí sĭ kio lṳ́ cìeⁿ-seⁿ tàⁿ, pĕng bô̤ hìeⁿ-seⁿ tàⁿ; I have said but this to you, and have not said otherwise.

56770 To stop; to cease; to detain.
cí cŭ; cause to stop. cí m̄ cŭ; cannot stop it. cí i màiⁿ lâi; stop him from coming. cí hueh; staunch blood. cí cĭeⁿ; alleviate the itching. cí kuah; cí âu; quench thirst. cí sìa; stop purging. cí kūaⁿ; antisudorific. tong cí; cease motion. hŏ cí lío; the rain has ceased. cí hiah; to stop short. cí áu; cause retching to cease. m̄ cí saⁿ kâi; not short of three. kṳ́ cí; deportment. bô̤ tīaⁿ cí; no fixed purpose. ŭ kâi tīaⁿ cí; has a definite object.

1031385 An elder sister; (the same as cé, which see).
i kúi kâi cí-mūe? How many sisters has he? cí nŏ̤ kâi sĭ chin cí-mūe, hṳ́ nŏ̤ kâi sĭ thâng cí-mūe; these two are sisters, those two are cousins of the same surname.

56324 A foundation; to found.
ki-cí; a basis. cŏ̤-cí móng kâi tī-hng; founded that place. m̄ cai i kâi cŭ cí; do not know his dwelling place. kū ki-cí; old foundations; ruins. cìe kū ki-cí khí; build on the old foundations.

57646 To point out, as in illustration.
cí-tíam; to point out. cí-sī; to show by reference. cí-hui; to signalize. lîo jû cí cíeⁿ; as plain as your hand. cí tang, khek sai; to point one way and go another. cí kà; to teach by illustration. cí tang ûeh sai; the appearance of one gesturing at a distance. cí thiⁿ hwt-sī; swear by heaven. cí pak ûi hun; betroth children before their birth.

57722 Will; purpose; intention.
hŏng cí; receive orders. chíaⁿ cí; ask for orders. sìaⁿ cí; the sacred will, the imperial decrees. tó̤ cí; orders received. sìaⁿ cí pâi; tablets on which imperial orders are written. cí-ì; purpose. cṳ cí; the meaning of a book. cieⁿ cí; the scope of the chapter. cak cí; the sense of the verse.

2841496 To repair to.
i ka-kī chin cí bīe teng kîaⁿ hieⁿ; he repaired in person to the temple to offer sacrifice. i kâi pín-cí hó̤; his proficiency is commendable.

10311205 A nankeen or purple color.
cí-sek; brown. âng-cí; purple. cí-kìm sîaⁿ; the Forbidden City.

57306 A short foot in length.
cí chieh cṳ tī; but a step. cí chieh cṳ kang; work close at hand. siang lî put kùe cí chieh; but a very little space between them.

506758 Vertical supports or bars.
lâng-kang cí; the vertical rails in a balustrade. theng cí; vertical bars in a window.

582040 To adorn with braid; to embroider.
cam cí; embroidery. cêk chíu hó̤ cam cí; fine needlework done by one hand. mîaⁿ-ke cam cí; skilled in embroidery. chŵn khàu cam-cí tō jît; depends solely on fine needlework for her living.

601330 Even till; upon; to reach to; to extend; the solstices; the greatest degree.
cṳ̆ kó cì kim; from ancient times till now. sì-cì; all around. sì-cì hun-mêng; clear all around. cì chṳ́; on this account. bô̤ só̤ put cì; no place where he does not go; omnipresent. cì kàu cí-kò̤; extends to this point. cì kàu tī-kò̤? Where does it reach to? put cì kàu cìeⁿ-seⁿ; it does not extend to such as that. cì kêk; the utmost limit. cì chiet-ìo; of the utmost importance. cì sêng-sît; wholly sincere. cì hó̤; the very best. cì m̄ hó̤; the very worst. cì tōa; the largest. cì kûiⁿ; the highest. cì khuah; most spacious. tang cì; the winter solstice. hē cì; the summer solstice. tang-cì lău âng cíu; the red wine of winter.

6115411 To offer presents ceremoniously.
cì-kìⁿ; to visit, with a present. cì lói; a polite presentation. cì-kèng; present as a token of respect. cì ngî; offer the customary fee on entering school.

9651136 To bring an oblation; an offering; sacrificial.
cì sṳ̂; to offer sacrifices. cì-bûn; a written prayer, burned after it is offered. cì-têk; an elegy hung up before the tablet during the first seven weeks of mourning. pái cì; to arrange offerings. pái lō cì; lay out offerings along the way. cì-si; an overseer of sacrifices. cì sîn; make offerings to the gods. cì có; make offerings to the manes of ancestors. cì pín; things offered. chun chiu jī cì; the spring and autumn oblations. cì thiⁿ tī; worship heaven and earth, cì sĭa cek; worship the gods of land and grain. khī cì; offerings to a deceased parent. tìo cì; offerings made to a deceased friend.

59186 To limit; to govern; a rule, a practice; mourning usages.
cì-cak; limitations. ŭ cak-cì; under regulations. huap-cì; rules. cì-tō; to restrict. cì cṳ; an Imperial order. cì-thâi; the governor-general; Your Excellency. ak-cì i; restrain him. ak-cì i m̄ cŭ; cannot curb it. síu cì; cun cì sêng hôk; in mourning. ngîam cì, chṳ̂ cì; mourning for a father or for a mother. hiap-cì; to intimidate.

9648514 To succor; to bring about; to further; to complete.
si cì; bestow alms. kìu-cì; to succor. cín-cì; to rescue. m̄ cì sṳ̄; inadequate for the purpose. cìaⁿ cì sṳ̄; adequate for the purpose. cì kip; help in an emergency. cí kĭaⁿ sṳ̄ cì a m̄ cì? Is the business compassed? ŏi tit cì cĭu hó̤; if it can be brought about it will be well.

61613 Determination; will; what the mind desires.
cì-khì ngan-ngan; a fixed purpose. cì-lĭam; a resolve. cì hìang; inclination; object. i kâi sim-cì ngĕ căi; his heart is fixed on it. sim-cì ńng căi; his resolves are weak. tit cì; attain one's object. tit cì cò̤ kuaⁿ; attained the desired official position. būe tit cì; unattained desires. put tit cì; unattainable desires. îang-îang tit cì; evidently succeeded in his purpose. cì-khì bŏi tŭi; don't be discouraged. bô̤ cì kâi nâng; an irresolute person. lîp cì; fix the resolve. ŭ cì kèng sêng; determination overcomes. ŭ tăi cì; has high purposes. tōa cì-khì kâi nâng; one with high resolves. lṳ́ kang-khó tîeh jû-kèng kĭang-khí cì; if in difficulty, you must be the more determined.

591458 To compound, as medicines.
huap cì; rules for compounding. hó̤ cì-huap; a good recipe. tîeh cì káu hûe; must compound it nine times over. cì îeh tîeh cì tîeh hó̤; in compounding medicines care must be taken to do it accurately. cì-cău; the manufacture of medicines. pû cì; decoct by boiling. lûi-kong pû-cì; concocted by the god of medicine.

9641814 A dose; a prescription.
cêk cì îeh; a course of medicine. nŏ̤ cì îeh; the medicine taken in two doses. cí hôk îeh tōa cì; this prescription is for a large dose of medicine. thîo-cì; to arbitrate between.

96517011 A limit; a line of juncture.
chṳ́ cì; this occasion. cêk mō̤ⁿ bô̤ cì; a boundless view. bô̤ hăng, bô̤ cì; unbounded.

611497 A record.
mŏ̤ⁿ-cì; an epitaph. phûn-piⁿ ŭ kò̤ mŏ̤ⁿ-cì-mêng; there was an eulogy on the tombstone.

7611354 To lick with the tongue.
cĭ thóiⁿ sĭm-mih bī-sò; lick it and see how it tastes. lău gû cĭ tôk; the old cow licks the calf; the old love children. ngio-bo̤ cĭ ngio-kíaⁿ; the cat licks the kitten.

838490 The sixth of the twelve branches.
cĭ sî; from 9 to 11 o'clock A. M. i sĭ it-cĭ nî seⁿ kâi; he was born in the year which is second in the cycle of ten, and sixth in the cycle of twelve.