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

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— ciu —

ciu481628 Around; throughout.
ciu-ûi; around. sì ciu-ûi; all around. ciu-ûi jîeh khuah? How spacious are the surroundings? ciu nî; all the year round. i ciu siì nâng cìeⁿ-seⁿ; he has been like that all his life. ciu sin; all over the body.

ciu47305 To make a circuit; to environ; enough.
ciu-bâk; closely environed. ciu-sŵn; to make a circuit, as winds do. chŵn bô̤ ciu-sŵn; wholly lacking in cordiality. ciu chîo; a dynasty, which lasted from B.C. 1022 to 255. ciu chŵu; to carry a thing through. ciu cai sì sṳ̄; universal knowledge of affairs. kẃn-thăi nâng-kheh m̄ ciu-tàu; fail to treat a guest properly. mih sṳ̄ cò̤ kàu ciu-tàu căi; does all things in a very complete style. ciu-ciu tàu-tàu; very complete throughout.

ciu9931098 The ball of the eye.
mâk-ciu; the eyeball. mâk-ciu thìaⁿ; has sore eyes. mâk-ciu-jîn; the pupil of the eye. àiⁿ chūe, mâk-ciu m̄ tîeh thóiⁿ! Do you expect to find it without looking! lṳ́ kâi mâk-ciu bô̤ thóiⁿ lō, cò̤ màiⁿ pûah tîeh; if you do not look where you are going, you cannot do otherwise than fall down. bô̤ mak bô̤ ciu; eyeless. lṳ́ kâi mâk-ciu sĭ cheⁿ-mêⁿ; your eyes are good for nothing. cìeⁿ tōa kâi, mâk-ciu cĭu hue! At your age, your sight is poor, is it! i mâk-ciu lêng căi; he is very sharp-sighted. mâk-ciu siap; sleepy. mâk-ciu kok-kok kim; the eyes glaring. mâk-ciu kim-kim; with eyes wide open. mâk-ciu bîe-bîe; squint eyed.

ciu48473 A political district, ranking next to a prefecture; a region.
tîe ciu hú; the Department of the Tides, the name of the region in which Swatow is situated. ti-ciu; a district magistrate of the higher grade. ciu-thông; deputy magistrate. tôk kiok ciu; governing a single district.

ciu511158 Thickset; dense; crowded.
nâng in ciu-bâk; the population is dense. chù-thâu ciu-bâk; the houses are crowded close together.

舟舡ciu-kang189 A river transport boat, with a high prow.
ún kò cêk ciah ciu-kang-kíaⁿ, cìaⁿ câp kâi ngṳ̂n; we hired a small transport boat for ten dollars. ciu-kang-kíaⁿ phīⁿ li pó ío ôih; the cheapness of a transport boat makes up for its narrowness.

ciu97299 To look at; to regard.
m̄ ciu m̄ chái; gave the cut direct. chŵn bô̤ ciu-chái; took no notice whatever of it. bô̤ nâng ciu bô̤ nâng chái; no one gave the least attention to it. put ciu put chái; paid no heed to it.

ciu48856 An islet, small enough to be seen at one glance.
phû-cŭ kâi ciu-hn̂g; a floating islet. sua ciu; a sandy islet.

ciu481548 To bestow.
ciu-cì; to relieve the poor by benefactions. ciu kip; relieve pressing distress.

cíu9991643 Wine; spirits; liquors.
bōi cíu; tò̤ cíu; to sell liquors. ko cíu; buy a little wine. cíu píaⁿ; brewer's yeast. sai cíu; pour the wine into the wine cups. un cíu; heat wine as for drinking. thiⁿ-sî chìn, cíu tîeh un sie cē: m̄ pí jûah thiⁿ-sî cò̤ chìn cíu to̤ hó̤ cîah; the weather being cold the wine must be heated more: it is not as it is in hot weather, when one may take his wine cold. cía cíu sĭ ka-kī sâh kâi: this liquor is of our own distilling. lṳ́ kâi cíu lĭang ío kau, ūaⁿ kâi cíu-ceng ío tōa kâi; you can take much wine without becoming intoxicated: change your cup for a larger one. bô̤ mih chài, cíu tîeh cîah ke nŏ̤ pue; since there are not many side dishes, you must take a couple of cups more of wine. úa bŏi cîah cíu, cîah lío àiⁿ hwt cíu mô̤h; I cannot take wine, if I do I have the eruption on the skin that is produced by wine. hó̤ cíu hó̤ chài kẃn-thăi i; entertained him with choice viands. cò̤ ŭ jîeh cōi ciah cíu sîah? For how many guests were plates laid? sie cíu; samshew; arrack. âng cíu; red wines. pêh cíu; white wines. tang-cì lău âng cíu; the red wine of winter. kau-lien cíu; strong drink; wine made from sorghum. kek cíu; makes wine. cût-bí cíu; liquor made from glutinous rice. cîah cíu cùi; tipsy. kúaⁿ cíu hong; maudlin drunk. phah cíu búe; the jollity at the end of the feast. khṳt nâng chíaⁿ cîah siu-nîe cíu; invited to a wedding feast. cíu cîah kàu sam-tong-hue; drank till boozy. cíu nî; malt. phû-thô̤ cíu; wine made from grapes. cíu thû; a drunkard. cí kúi kâi nâng-kheh lóng-cóng cíu kha; these guests are all old wine drinkers. ûn cíu; heat wine by placing chaff around the wine jars in order to make the wine ferment. cíu sek cṳ thû; a wine-bibber.

cìu963913 To scold; to blackguard.
cìu-mēⁿ; to abuse or rail at. cìu kàu i bô̤ kò̤ hó̤; reviled her so that she knew not what to do. mēⁿ ang cìu kíaⁿ; berate one's husband and children.

cìu49305 To curse; to imprecate; incantations.
cìu-cūa; to swear. i cìu kàu i bô̤ kò̤ hó̤; he swore at her till she had no peace. līam cìu; recite incantations. thâu ūe hû, thâu līam cìu; drawing written spells, while reciting incantations.

cĭu999439 To go towards; to come near in point of time; then; forthwith.
ciang kòi cĭu kòi; to meet one scheme with another. cĭu lâi, cĭu khṳ̀; went almost as soon as he came. cīu thóiⁿ m̄ kìⁿ khṳ̀; just now missed it. m̄ hó̤ ciang cĭu; this will not do at all. cĭu tī chú nîe; comes to that place to obtain supplies. úa cĭu sĭ cìeⁿ-seⁿ tàⁿ; that was what I said at the time. ŭ cìeⁿ-seⁿ cĭu sǹg sĭ lío; if that is the case, there is nothing more to be done. cìeⁿ-seⁿ cĭu hó̤; that is all right. cĭu-sî cū àiⁿ; want it immediately. sêng-cĭu; to bring about. cìeⁿ-seⁿ cū ŏi tit sêng-cĭu; thus it may be brought to pass. sĭ i lâi cīu úa, m̄ sĭ úa khṳ̀ cĭu i; it is for him to come to me, not for me to go to him.