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

— ciah —

ciah691722 A classifier applied to animals, boats, furniture, and to things in pairs or sets when one is individualized.
ciah koi, ciah gû, ciah nío-chṳ́; a hen, an ox, and a mouse. ciah cûn; a boat. ciah íⁿ, ciah chn̂g; a chair and a table. ciah ôi; a shoe. tok ciah bûeh; a single stocking. tok ciah mâk; one-eyed. toaⁿ ciah chíu; single handed. cêk ciah chíu-cńg-thâu; one finger. cêk ciah kha; one leg. sang ciah chíu kio i cih; received it from him in both hands. kuah tīo ciah hĭⁿ; cut off an ear. cêk ciah ku; a tortoise. cêk ciah pît-pô̤; a bat. cûn ciah cōi căi; a great number of boats. nŏ̤ ciah kha kîaⁿ kàu sng căi; my feet ache badly from walking so far. cêk ciah cúi-tháng; a water bucket. chûn bô̤ kúi ciah tīaⁿ-tīaⁿ; have but very few left.

ciah9861306 The spine.
ka-ciah; the back. ie-ciah-kut; the back bone. ie-ciah-kut cŏ̤ kú sng; my back aches from sitting so long. ka-ciah ău; behind the back. kîaⁿ tŏ̤ i ka-ciah ău; walked behind him. khĭa tŏ̤ i ka-ciah ău; stood behind him. hui-tńg ka-ciah ău khṳ̀ thóiⁿ; turned back and looked. pì tŏ̤ ka-ciah ău; carried it tied upon his back. hó̤ úa ka-ciah; good to lean back upon. piah ka-ciah ău; skulk behind one. sie úa ka-ciah; leaning on each other, back to back.

ciah9851626 A foot-mark; a trace; vestiges; effects.
kha-ciah; footprints. chŵn bô̤ hûn-ciah; there is no trace of it. bô̤ íaⁿ bô̤ ciah; no evidences of it. ŭ íaⁿ ciah; there is circumstantial evidence of it. hêng-ciah khó̤-gî; a suspicious appearance. pen̆g bô̤ cong ciah; I can find out nothing about him. màiⁿ mûeh seⁿ hûn-ciah; do not get it scratched or stained. lṳ́ kâi saⁿ cò̤ ŏi kâi ciah kâi ciah? Why is your jacket spotted like that? hóⁿ kha-ciah; the tracks of a tiger. sîn kâi sṳ̄ ciah; evidences of supernatural power; miracles. chut khî ko̤h īeⁿ kâi sṳ̄ ciah; marvellously strange effects. tâh i kâi kha-ciah; tread in his footprints. tùe i kâi kha-ciah; follow in his steps. bô̤ cong bô̤ ciah; no clue to it. bô̤ ciah hó̤ chūe; nothing whereby to trace it. chûn ŭ cêk īeⁿ kó ciah; an old landmark remains.mùa-khí-cá lâi thit-thô̤ hṳ́ kui kâi kó-ciah; come to-morrow to play by those old ruins. chûn kâi kū ciah; a vestige remains. khṳt hŏ lāu-tih lío seⁿ ciah; worn by the dropping of the rain. nâng kîaⁿ ŭ kha-ciah, cío pue ŭ lô̤h mô̤ⁿ; a person passing by leaves tracks, a bird flying over drops a feather. i kâi mīn cò̤-nî cêk kâi ciah cêk kâi ciah: sĭ àiⁿ thái-ko̤ a m̄ sĭ? Why is his face blotched: he is going to have leprosy is he not? tu si, bé ciah; a concatenation. thóiⁿ tîeh kâi ciah kâi ciah; appears to be scarred.

ciah9971723 A swallow.
mûaⁿ-ciah-cío; a swallow. lîah mûaⁿ-ciah su ēng khîm hóⁿ lâk; in catching a swallow you have to use the same skill as in catching a wild beast.

ciah-ko39 A partridge or grouse.
kâi suaⁿ thâu cêk ciah ciah-ko; each mountain has its champion partridge. ciah-ko bô̤ nêk, kut īa so; though a partridge have little meat, its bones are crisp.

cîah7661840 To eat; to consume; to live upon; to drink; to devour; to imbibe; to absorb.
cîah pn̄g, ciah píaⁿ, ciah kúe-cí; eats rice, cakes, and fruit. cîah cúi, cîah tê, cîah cíu; drinks water, tea, and whiskey. cîah ce, cîah cho̤; to live on vegetables, or to eat animal food. cîah hun; to smoke tobacco. cîah a-phìen; to smoke opium. cîah pá; to eat a full meal. cîah pá a būe? Have you eaten enough yet? cîah kàu pá-pá; eat till the appetite craves no more. ciah būe pá; has not yet eaten a full meal. i tó̤ cîah; he is eating. cîah hó̤ lio; has finished his meal. cîah pùaⁿ pak; had eaten half a bellyfull. cîah pùaⁿ kûeh cĭu ngŏ̤ tîeh i lâi; when they were half through the meal, he happened to come. màiⁿ cîah khah pá; do not eat too much. i ío sòi, sĭ cîah nĭ, bŏi cîah pn̄g; he is rather small, and eats milk since he cannot eat rice. i hŵn cîah nĭ; he is not yet weaned. cêk ceng cêk ceng cîah ho̤h cōi; cup by cup he drank a great quantity. m̄ kàu i cîah; there is not as much as he wants to eat. i m̄ kàu cîah; she has not enough to eat. chíaⁿ i cîah to̤h; invite him to supper. cîah phîⁿ-hun; take snuff. cîah cheⁿ hun; smoke green tobacco. cîah cúi-hun; smokes strong tobacco. mih hun to̤ cîah; smokes any sort of tobacco. i sĭ cîah hun-kuah; he lives on sweet potatoes; he is very poor. thâng cîah thâng; tōa thâng cîah sòi thâng; animals live on animals, the larger eating the smaller. lṳ́ sî cîah cú-nâng a sĭ cîah ka-kī? Does your employer board you or do you board yourself? khṳt nâng cîah tōa-bó̤-mûeh cîⁿ khṳ̀; he had a large amount of money made away with by somebody. kōi cîah húe; it easily ignites. cîah nâng cíu nêk, kāng nâng cò̤ hok; be a comfort to those whose meat and wine sustain you. bô̤ kong m̄ ká cîah lôk; dare not partake of the imperial rations unworthily. úa kwt m̄ cîah ngân; I shall certainly not eat my own words. tōa cîah, sòi cîah; large and small eaters. chùi siap bŏi cîah; has no appetite for food. chùi kût cîah ke; has a good appetite. ūi khui, ŏi cîah; has a relish for food. cîah tit lô̤h, sio tit khṳ̀; if you can eat it you can digest it. cîah m̄ lô̤h; cannot eat it. cîah lío màiⁿ kéⁿ tîeh; do not let it stick in your throat when swallowing it. cîah lío kṳ̆ tîeh; choked in eating it. hàuⁿ cîah; fond of it. ka-kī cîah ka-kī; he feeds himself. keh-cîah; indigesttion. hó̤ cîah a m̄ hó̤ cîah; whether good to eat or not. ŭ hó̤ cîah; has food. bô̤ hó̤ cîah; has nothing to eat. pn̄g cîah cîⁿ; an allowance for food. pêh cîah; eats it out of hand. thau cîah; pilfers food. cîah kàu pûi-pûi; has become very stout. cò̤-nî cîah kàu ìeⁿ sáng? How is it that he has become so thin? cîah li ŏi cîah, tōa li bŏi tōa; he eats without growing. sĭ cîah sieⁿ a m̄ sĭ? He has marasmus has he not? cêk sim àiⁿ tùe kíaⁿ cîah, cêk sim àiⁿ kha tâh chut; her mind was divided between remaining with her children, and marrying again. ŭ thang hó̤ cîah; is provided with food. bô̤ thang hó̤ cîah; has nothing to eat. cîah līo; bread-stuffs; victuals. cîah tû; a food-safe. cîah pn̄g chn̂g; a dining table. cîah sîah; to feast. cîah kúe-cí sṳ tîeh ki; when you eat the fruit remember the branches. cí cîah cûn cĭu cîah chim cúi; this boat draws much water. cêk jît cîah saⁿ tǹg; eats three meals a day. cîah lō cúi; gets the dew upon it. cîah i kâi khì; takes in its exhalations. só̤ cîah sĭ suaⁿ-tien hái-bī; eats of the fat of the land. ùi cîah îeh; loathes medicine. i m̄ cîah; he does not eat it. i m̆ cîah; he will not eat it. kò nâng lâi pa-lói cîah; hire some to do the cooking. i pa-lói kâi mûeh ío hó̤ cîah; what she prepares is delicious. cîah tíam sim; to stay the stomach; to take a bite. cîah píaⁿ tîeh nŭaⁿ ka-lio; you can't eat biscuit without saliva to moisten it. bói cho̤h mûeh-cîah; buy something to eat. bô̤ kò̤ hó̤ bói cîah; there is no place in which one can buy victuals. siu-sîp cîah; prepare the meal. lău cîah swt; one who sponges his food. cîah cúi m̄ ta; got into hot water.