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

— haí —

hái1613010 An exclamation denoting surprise or grief.
hái, khó̤-sieh căi; alack, it is a pity. hái, i ā sĭ thiaⁿ úa tàⁿ cū mín cìeⁿ-seⁿ; ah, if he had heeded what I said, this would not have happened.

hái160857 The sea; maritime; vast.
hái cúi; sea water. hái hṳ̂; salt water fish. hái thô; mud from the sea shore. hái cûn; sea-going vessels. hái lō; routes at sea. hái táu; a rock in the sea. hái phîaⁿ; flats on the margin of the sea, left dry at low tide. hái kîⁿ; the sea-shore. hái tói mông cam; searching in the sea for a needle. hái-lìang; broad minded. hái hâm; magnanimous. sì hái cṳ lăi; within the four seas; all the world, or China. chut hái; go to sea. hái châk; pirates. hái khò; freebooters. suaⁿ tien hái bī; dainties from land and sea. kùe hái; cross the sea. keh hái; across the sea. chut hái gūa; gone beyond the seas. lăi hái; inland seas. hái mīn; the surface of the sea. hái chĭ; a mirage at sea. hái lêng ûang; the Dragon Sea King, the Chinese Neptune. tōa hái úaⁿ; a very big bowl. hok jû tang hái; may your happiness be like the eastern sea. hái-káu; a sea-lion. hái-bé; the sea-horse. chim kùe hái; deeper than the sea.

hâi1871499 To accord with; to joke, to laugh at.
hûa hâi; of one mind. peh nî hâi láu; an aged couple. khue-hâi kâi ūe; a joke. cí kâi nâng hàuⁿ khue-hâi; this person is fond of joking. khue-khue hâi-hâi; laughing and joking. tâng bô̤ khue-hâi tàⁿ chut kàu ŭ khue-hâi; from earnestness to jesting.

hâi3061886 The bones of the body.
kut-hâi; a skeleton. si-sía kuaⁿ-bâk sĭ míen-ēng nâng kâi si-hâi tó̤ pău-lo; coffins are given away that the dead may not be seen. thóiⁿ i tieⁿ sĭm-mih hêng-hâi chut lâi; see what appearance he presents.

hâi1601816 The bones of the chin.
ĕ-hâi; the chin. chíu thèⁿ ĕ-hâi; supporting the chin on the hand. ĕ-hâi chîo-chîo; a projecting chin. ĕ-hâi ciam-ciam; ĕ-hâi ciam-cĭ ciam-cĭ; a very pointed chin. ĕ-hâi lō̤-thō̤ lō̤-thō̤; a very heavy chin. chin-chĭe ke cêk têng ĕ-hâi; having a double chin. ĕ-hâi kíaⁿ ka-lâuh khṳ̀; dislocation of the jaw. ĕ-hâi nap-kâi-uh; a very receding chin. bô̤ ĕ-hâi; a very short chin.

hăi16184 The last of the twelve branches.
hăi nî, hăi gûeh, hâi jît, hăi sî, the last year, month, day, or hour in the cycle of twelve.

獬豸hăi-căi187 A fabulous animal, half deer, half unicorn. It dwells in the desert and gores wicked men when it sees them.
hăi-căi pó-sim; an embroidered unicorn worn on the breast by officials of a certain rank.

hăi1871876 Startled; suddenly alarmed.
kăi-ĭ; startled. hăi-phàⁿ; scared. kiaⁿ-hăi; frightened. úa m̄ hăi-phàⁿ lṳ́; I do not wish to frighten you.

hăi188757 A feud; to fight.
khì hăi; arms. hăi-tò; to fight with weapons. kak hieⁿ hăi-tò; every village is involved in a feud. líang ke hăi-tò? the two parties are fighting with weapons. kuaⁿ chut mn̂g khṳ̀ phōiⁿ hăi-tò kâi ùaⁿ; the magistrate has gone out to adjudicate those cases in which there has been fighting.

hăi160396 An infant.
hăi-jî; a young child. âng hăi-jî; a malicious infant. hŵn-lío hăi-thông khì; is still a child in character. saⁿ-cap būe kùe sĭ hăi-thông; one is a child until he is thirty years old.

hăi1876113 Languid.
hăi-tăi; inefficient, remiss. hăi-hăi tăi-tăi; very shiftless. cí hûe cò̤ khang-khùe lío nâng hăi-tăi căi; now that the work is done I am very tired. nâng hăi-tăi nē; am very much jaded.

hāi2443216 To spoil, injure, or destroy.
hùi-hāi; to spoil. phùa-hāi; spoil by breaking. lŏng hāi khṳ̀; spoiled by handling. ô̤h i kâi īeⁿ, o̤h hāi khṳ̀; follow his example, and follow it to destruction. lṳ́ hāi tîeh úa kâi sṳ̄; you spoil my plans. pĭ i cù-hāi khṳ̀; undermined by him. àu-hāi; spoiled by rotting. pāi-hāi ke-siaⁿ; disgrace the family. khṳt i ēng kàu hāi khṳ̀; has been used by him till it is worn out. cí kĭaⁿ mûeh ŏi cîah hāi nâng; this will injure those who eat it. chìn ŏi chìn hāi nâng, jûah ŏi jûah hāi nâng; cold and heat both injure people, each in its own way. hāi sṳ̄ lío; there, it is all spoiled.

hāi161407 To injure, to hurt, to be the cause of damage.
khṳt lṳ́ hāi tîeh; injured by you. hāi i pûah lô̤h khṳ̀ sĭ lṳ́; it was you who made him fall down. hāi sí nâng; kill anybody. pun i hāi bŏi sí; just escaped being killed by him. siet kòi hām-hāi; lay a plan to injure. hāi bó hāi kíaⁿ; a disgrace to his family. sieⁿ hāi; to mar. hāi thong sîaⁿ; a disgrace to the whole city. hāi-phàⁿ; frightened; made afraid. hāi pât nâng cū sĭ hāi ka-kī; if you injure others you injure yourself. châng-hāi peh-sèⁿ; injure the people. ûi hāi put chíen; no slight injury has been done. heng lĭ, tṳ̂ hāi; to cause that which is useful to prosper, and to remove that which is hurtful. hāi kàu nâng chi-chám; occasions distress. úa cò̤-nî hāi tîeh lṳ́? In what way have I harmed you? lī-hāi; harmful. bŏi lī-hāi; is not injurious. sim sĭ lī-hāi; is very malicious. khṳt i hāi kàu chit tien poih táu; was set all at sixes and sevens by him. tṳ̂ tīo cí tī-hng kâi tăi hāi;eradicate what is most harmful in this region. pĭ nâng só̤ hāi; injured by some one. seⁿ hāi nâng, sí hāi nâng; harmful whether alive or dead.