A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/cuaⁿ
— cuaⁿ —
揸cuaⁿ3649 To clutch; to grasp; to hold fast.
cuaⁿ kín i kâi sim-kuaⁿ-thâu; held him fast, clutching his chest. chíu cuaⁿ i kâi piⁿ; grasped his queue. bô̤ cuaⁿ ná; there is nothing to hold on by. cí-kò̤ bô̤ cuaⁿ, li chūe hṳ́-kò̤ lâi cuaⁿ; if you cannot get a hold in one place, seek another. cìeⁿ-seⁿ bô̤ cuaⁿ bô̤ ná, kang-khó căi; it is very hard since there is nothing to get hold on. hṳ́-kò̤ ŭ thang hó̤ cuaⁿ cîah; a living may be gotten there. pat cuaⁿ kùe ìn-pé mē? Has he taken over the official authority yet? cuaⁿ cò̤ cêk pé; take up in one handfull. cuaⁿ chiam; take a rod from among the divining rods. cuaⁿ tîeh; grabbed it. cuaⁿ m̄ tîeh; could not clutch it. cuaⁿ tîeh cêk ki hó̤ chiam; drew a lucky number. lṳ́ cuaⁿ tîeh tī-kò̤ kâi chiam? To what place does the lot which you drew assign you? cêk nâng cuaⁿ tîeh kńg-tang, cêk nâng cuaⁿ tîeh hok-kìen; one drew the lot which assigned him to Canton and the other the lot for Foochow.
些cùaⁿ79675 These; several in a body; a sign of the plural.
cí cùaⁿ nâng; all these persons. cí cùaⁿ kâi sṳ̄ sĭ síe-khó̤ kâi sṳ̄; all these are very trifling affairs. cí cùaⁿ kâi mûeh li pun lṳ́, hṳ́ hùaⁿ kâi mûeh li àiⁿ pun i; these things are given to you and those are to be given to him.