A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/eng
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應eng11066113 Right and proper; should be.
eng-kai; tng-eng-kâi; ought; should. lṳ́ eng-kai hâiⁿ i; you ought to repay him. kham eng-kai cìeⁿ-seⁿ; it ought to be so. pńg eng-kâi kâi; that which it is one's duty to do. sĭ úa eng hun cò̤ kâi; it is what it is my duty to do. i eng-tit kâi cîⁿ; the money that he ought properly to get. m̄ eng-kai cìeⁿ-seⁿ; ought not to be thus. sĭm sĭ siang eng; is eminently suitable.
鸚eng110519617 The parrot kind.
eng-bú; a parrot. eng-ko̤; the macaw. pêh eng-bú; the cockatoo. eng-bú īa ŏi tàⁿ ūe, nâng ā sĭ thû-thû ŏi tàⁿ ūe, m̄ pat lói-ngĭ, khá m̄ sĭ kio eng-bú cêk ĭeⁿ? Parrots can talk, and if a person can merely talk, without any understanding of propriety in talking, is he not like a parrot?
纓eng110612017 A certain sort of fringe.
âng eng bō̤; a hat with red fringes. tì cam-eng bō̤; wear a conical fringed hat. eng bō̤ chiu; the fringe worn on hats. lú tō cam-eng; hat fringe that has served several generations. tùe cêk phau âng eng; had a tuft of red fringe attached to it.
眯eng5901096 To fly into the eyes.
eng tîeh mâk; got some dust in his eyes. lṳ́ kâi mâk miⁿ-miⁿ m̄ káⁿ tìeⁿ khui sĭ khṳt sĭm-mih kâi eng tîeh a m̄ sĭ? You shut your eyes and dare not open them because you have got something in them, is not that it? cí khí mûeh m̄-hó̤ eng tîeh, eng tîeh cū cheⁿ-meⁿ; do not get this in your eyes, if you do it will blind you.
鷹eng110319619 A term for all accipitrine birds, as the eagle, hawk, kite and falcon.
eng cío; an eagle. eng mâk; eagle-eyed. eng phīⁿ; a hooked beak; an aquiline nose. i kô ciah eng khṳ̀ pàng; he made a kite in the form of an eagle, and flew it. lĭo-eng-pô̤; a hawk. eng ngṳ̂n; dollars having an eagle on them. ciah eng sût lô̤h lâi tìo koi-kíaⁿ; an eagle swooped down and carried off a chicken. eng-îang; soaring falcons; warriors who at first were private soldiers. cò̤-pû khṳ̀ cîah eng-îang àng; go together to the soldiers' banquet.
塵埃eng-têng1082 Dust; motes in the air.
pŭaⁿ tīo eng-têng; brush off the dust. pŭaⁿ tīo eng-têng pue cêk koiⁿ; after the dusting, the dust flies all through the room. hìeⁿ kú bô̤ sàu i cū chĭe eng-têng; it has not been swept for so long a time that the dust has settled over everything. eng-têng chóiⁿ cheng-khih lío cē sàu cū seⁿ eng-teng; when you have brushed off all the dust, as soon as you sweep again it is dusty.
罌粟eng-sok823 The poppy.
eng-sok khak; the capsules of the poppy plant. eng-sok bí; poppy seeds. a-phìen-hun sĭ eng-sok cò̤ kâi; opium is made from the poppy. kim bô̤ nâng cèng eng-sok; prohibit the cultivation of the poppy.
cúi-éng; billows. huang éng tōa; it is very windy and the waves are high. ŭ huang éng; the sea is rough. bô̤ huang éng; smooth waters. ŭ sî sui-sĭ ŭ huang to bô̤ mih éng; sometimes although there is wind the waves are not high. màiⁿ khṳt éng-chiu pun cêk sin; do not let the spray dash over you. éng kau; the trough of the wave. éng pêh-pêh éng cū sĭ tōa; if the waves are white they are high. cûn-thâu chīeⁿ éng-kak; head the boat to the crest of the wave.
應èng11066113 To fulfill; to meet expectation; a response.
kàu ău-lâi cin èng-ngīam i kâi ūe; afterward his prophecy was really fulfilled. cêk èng kŭ chŵn; all completely furnished. i būe cêng èng sêng; he has not yet the request. èng-ngīam kâi lîang hng; a verified prescription. khṳ̀ ciap-èng i; go and reinforce him. keng-èng kàu kàu; to entertain very hospitably. tit sim èng chíu; meets my expectations. kám èng; to reverberate. suaⁿ mêng kok èng; the hills and valleys echo. ŭ khîu pit èng; if there be prayer, there will certainly be response. khîu khṳ̀ ŭ èng; there is response to the appeal.
蕹èng114514013 The Convolvulus reptans, whose stem and leaves are mucilaginous, and are eaten as a vegetable.
bói pé èng-chài lâi cîah lîang; buy a bunch of this vegetable and eat it for its cooling effect. cúi èng, hn̂g èng; the water-grown, and the land grown varieties.
用ēng11491010 Use; to use; to employ.
bô̤ ēng; bô̤ tèng ēng; useless. ŭ ēng; useful. sái ēng; to make use of. hùi-ēng; to wear out. jît ēng; in constant use. hua ēng; to use wastefully. khĭam ēng; use sparingly. cak-ēng; frugal. tăi ēng; very useful. màiⁿ ēng i; do not employ him. tîeh ēng i; needs employ him. àiⁿ cò̤ mih ēng? Of what use is it? àiⁿ ēng sĭm mûeh? What use will you put it to? ēng tîeh a m̄ ēng tîeh? Will it do for this use or not? lṳ́ cò̤ ēng cìeⁿ-seⁿ? What use is there in your doing so? mín ēng; it is needless. ēng ì sṳ̀; use your judgment. ēng kha ēng chíu; use hands and feet. ēng hĭⁿ lâi thiaⁿ, ēng mâk lâi thóiⁿ; use your ears and eyes. ēng pit sĭ cò̤-nî ēng cìaⁿ tit huap? In using the pen how is it to be used so as to be in accordance with the rules? chŵn ēng; wholly available. chŵn-chŵn bô̤ ēng; completely useless for the purpose? bô̤ thang ēng; have nothing to use for the purpose. cok cîah cok ēng; enough to live upon. ēng ŵn; all used up. ēng m̄ ŵn; more than can be used. cieh lṳ́ ēng; lend to you to use. ke ēng kâi mûeh; a thing of many uses. ēng cîⁿ ēng ngṳ̂n; lay out money. ēng sim cò̤; do it faithfully. ēng lâk; expend force. kong ēng; for public use. cèng nâng kong ēng; used by all in common. sai-khia ēng; for private use. lṳ́ chì ēng thóiⁿ cē; you give it a trial. màiⁿ thèng ēng; do not use it in all sorts of ways. hó̤ ēng lṳ́; may avail myself of your services. uaⁿ ēng cìeⁿ-seⁿ? Why make such use of it? khuaⁿ sî mûeh, kín sî ēng; what is made in leisure hours, comes into use in emergencies. i kâi ēng-tō khĭam; his outlays are very carefully made.