A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/eⁿ
楹êⁿ1107759 The roof beams of a house.
m̄-hó̤ cò̤ êⁿ īa hó̤ cò̤ thĭo; though not suitable for a main beam, it may be useful as a prop. tī-tiang-sî khîa êⁿ? When are the roof beams to be put up? seng êⁿ; lay the main beam. tōa êⁿ tōa sāi; heavy timbers. chíaⁿ tī-tîang lâi phŏ̤ êⁿ-thâu? Who is to lay the main beam, (the corner stone)? pái êⁿ tèng kak lío; the wood work of the roof is completed. tìn-tang êⁿ; the main beam. ji êⁿ; the beam next the ridgepole. êⁿ cài; a girder. i sĭ ke lăi kâi tàng ēⁿ; he is the main dependence of the family. cí kâi nâng sĭ kok ke kâi tàng êⁿ; this man is the chief pillar of the state.