A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/hek
— hek —
核hek234756 To investigate; to examine.
hek mêng-pêh; investigate thoroughly. chak-hek; inquire fully into, hek sît; get at the facts. hek sìo; examine an account. hek sìo-bak; examine the books. hek tẁn; investigate and decide. hek-thóiⁿ tîeh a m̄ tîeh; ascertain whether it is right or not. phŏ; audit the accounts. hek khòi; examine the deeds.
劾hek220196 To impeach; to search out the merit or demerit of officials.
hek-càu; to accuse in a memorial. sĭ tī-tîang hek-càu i? Who impeached him? khṳt i hek-càu lío kuaⁿ lêh-lī khṳ̀; after being impeached his office was taken away from him.
黑hek2182030 Dark; obscure; dull; black.
hek pêh hun mêng; a clear distinction between black and white. hek-àm; deep darkness. hek mêⁿ; in the darkness of night. lâng hun hek pêh; difficult to distinguish between light and darkness. mīn sek tòa hek; his face is dusky. hek sek sôk sĭ tàⁿ cò̤ o sek; black is commonly called brown.
乏hêk12244 Weary; tired out, needing rest.
lṳ́ kìaⁿ khṳ̀ ŏi hêk a bŏi? Are you wearied with walking? cáu kàu lío; have run till I am exhausted. cí kĭaⁿ sṳ̄ lí kàu cheng-chó̤ hêk căi; when I had finished up this business I was very tired. lṳ́ m̄ cêng cò̤ mih sṳ̄ cò̤-nî ŏ̤i hìeⁿ hêk? Since you have not been doing anything, why are you so tired? nâng pēⁿ ău khùn-hêk khùn-hêk; after being ill, one is very easily wearied. kîaⁿ kàu hṳ́-kò̤ nâng li khùn, bé li hêk; when we had travelled to that point, the people were weary and the horses exhausted. chíaⁿ hiah hêk cē; let us rest awhile. tó̤ chīu-kha-ĕ hiah hêk; resting under a tree.