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

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— cui —

cui1001678 A point; an apex; a sharp pointed tool.
bô̤ lîp cui cṳ tī; not even a spot where you could put down the point of a pin. ín cui chǹg kó; pierced his thigh with the point.

cui892174 To jut out; projecting.
phīⁿ cui-cui, mâk thó-thó; his nose is large, and his eyes protuberant. hṳ́-kò̤ ío cui, hṳ́-kò̤ ío thap; there it juts out and there it juts in. phīⁿ cui li pó mâk thap; the projection of the nose makes up for the hollowness of the eyes; the beauty of one part compensates for the ugliness of another. tìn-tang cui khí lâi; the center juts out.

cui1001878 A black horse.
o-cui bé; a coal black steed.

cúi781850 Water, the first of the five elements; liquid.
ká thn̂g-cúi cîah; stir up some sweetened water to drink. khîeh cho̤h thn̂g khṳ̀ thàu lîang cúi cîah; put some sugar into cold water and drink it. cíaⁿ cúi; fresh water. kîam cúi; salt water. céⁿ cúi; well water. khoi cúi; river water. kheⁿ cúi; water from a pool. hŏ̤ cúi; rain water. hái cúi; sea water. hŏ-sùaⁿ cúi; water running from an umbrella. lîm-cîⁿ cúi; water from the eaves. tîe cúi; tidal waters. lâu cúi; the tides. lâu-cúi khó̤ a tĭⁿ; is the tide falling or rising? lâu-cúi ta; the tide is at its lowest ebb. cúi-síu; a waterman. cúi-kieh; passage money. cúi po̤-hûn; ripples. cúi tōa; the water is rising. cúi-chia; a water wheel. sàng cúi-lói; send a present of eatables. cho̤h cúi pun úa cîah; give me a drink of water. sŭn cúi; go with the current. ngêk cúi; go against the current. taⁿ cui; carry water. cêk tih cúi; a drop of water. cêk tíam cúi; a very little water. cúi-húe-po; a man of all work. sit cúi; lost at sea. tâu cúi; thìo cúi; to jump overboard. pûah lô̤h cúi; fell into the water. ŏi khṳt cúi kek sí a bŏi? Was he drowned? m̄ hâh cúi thó; the climate is unsuited to him. câp jît cúi lō; ten days journey by water. léng nâng lô̤h cúi; pushed some one into the water. mâng i lô̤h cúi; pulled him into the water. kún cúi; boiling water. chìn cúi; lîang cúi; cold water. sie cúi; hot water. cúi húe bô̤ chêng; fire and water show each other no favor. îeⁿ hue, cúi sèⁿ; specious and unstable. thâu cúi; the best brand. jī cúi; inferior sorts. cúi cheⁿ; the planet Mercury. cúi ngṳ̂n; quicksilver. ngṳ̂n cúi; an allowance for surplus weight in silver coins. cúi côk kâi mûeh; aquatic tribes. cúi lô̤h cîeh chut; when the water falls the stones appear; murder will out. phùn cêk sin cúi; spattered all over with water. i ŏi sîu cúi; he can swim. bī cúi; dive into the water. phû tŏ̤ cúi mīn; floats on the surface of the water. tîm lô̤h cúi tói; sinks to the bottom of the water. cúi lō khui-thong; the passage is clear. phīⁿ cúi; mucous from the nose. nŭaⁿ cúi; saliva. lan̂g cúi; pus. hueh cúi; the serum of the blood. lō cúi; dew. mâk îeh cúi; eye-water, îeh cúi; liquid medicines. cúi-cúi; watery. keng cúi; thien kùi cúi; the menstrual flow. sĭen cúi khui; incontinence of urine. cúi chim a chíen? Is the water deep or shallow? cúi cheng a lô̤? Is the water clear or turbid? cí-kò̤ ŭ jîeh cōi sîam cui? How many fathoms of water here? cúi sek ngía căi; the complexion derived from drinking the water of the place, is very fine. sek cúi ngía; the color is beautiful. i cîah m̄ tîeh cúi thó; the climate of the place does not agree with him. cúi-kng; a water jar. cúi-kóng; a long handled dipper. cúi-tháng; water buckets. èng cúi; sprinkle it with water. ak cúi; pour water on it. hŏ-cúi ak kàu tâm-tâm; wet by rain. cúi-éng; waves. thó̤iⁿ huang-cúi; to consider the geomantic influence. cúi sṳ-îaⁿ; the coast officers. àiⁿ kîaⁿ lêk lō a kîaⁿ cúi lō? Are you going by land or by water? lā-lûn-sie cúi; tepid water. cúi-lāu; a filter.

cúi8281135 Of an evil spirit.
kúi-cúi; cross, perverse. kúi-kúi cúi-cúi; demented. i kâi cò̤ sṳ̄ kúi-cúi căi; he acts very wildly. sĭm-mûeh tó̤ cak cúi? What has set him to acting as if he were possessed?

cúi10163012 To talk much.
îu-cúi; glib-tongued; specious; insinuating and deceptive speech. i tó̤ îu-cúi kâi; he is wheedling him. i kâi tàⁿ-ūe îu-îu cúi-cúi, bô̤ tieh-sît; his talk is all palaver, with no honest purpose in it.

cùi10161648 Drunk; fuddled; stupefied.
cîah cíu cùi; become intoxicated. cîah kàu ma-ma-cùi; drink till maudlin drunk. m̄-hó̤ cîah kàu cùi; do not drink to excess. jú cùi jú chi; the more tipsy the more stupid. m̄ cai cùi; not affected by liquor. cíu m̄ cùi nâng, nâng cṳ̆ cùi; when not made a fool of by liquor, he is a fool of himself. bô̤ cíu, saⁿ hun cùi; without having drunken he is half drunk; without being tipsy he acts like a simpleton. tèⁿ cùi; feigns drunkenness. sui cùi sui tīaⁿ; although drunk he knows what he is about. cùi-ngán mông-lông; dazed as if by liquor. cuì-ong; boozy. ût kàu cùi-cùi; sleep very soundly. i tó̤ cùi cíu; he is drinking to intoxication. saⁿ tǹg cùi cíu; drinks to intoxication every meal. lṳ́ màiⁿ cùi; don't be silly. cùi kàu lok-lok; as drunk as possible. cùi kàu mîⁿ-mîⁿ; dead drunk.

cŭi10115411 cie cŭi; go to live with a father-in-law.

cŭi101798 A substitute; a vice; an aid; secondary; supplementary.
hú-cŭi; a deputy sub-prefect. i tó̤ cò̤ hú-cŭi; he is acting as deputy sub-prefect. hú-cŭi kìⁿ hú-cìaⁿ-tn̂g ēng kîaⁿ sĭm-mih lói? What are the formalities to be observed by the deputy sub-prefect when visiting the prefect?

cŭi1015948 A dog rushing from a cover; abrupt; precipitate.
cŭi-jîen cū ngŏ̤ tîeh; came upon him very precipitately. chang-cŭi cṳ kang, pĭen m̄ mêng-pêh; in the hurry and flurry of the moment did not discriminate clearly.