A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/hio
— hio —
梟hio192757 Unscrupulous; wicked.
hio-hîong; unscrupulous. cí kâi nâng hio-hîong căi; this is a very lawless fellow. cí cêk khí châk eng-kai-tîeh hio síu sī cèng; these bandits should have their heads exposed in cages as a warning to others.
儌倖hio-hĕng368 Lucky; beyond one's deserts or expectations; prosperous.
cía sǹg sĭ hío-hĕng căi; this is indeed a stroke of luck. sṳ̄ tîeh cò̤ ún-tàng, mó̤ sĭeⁿ hio-hĕng; one must do things in a safe way, and not depend on having a stroke of luck. i cìeⁿ-seⁿ sǹg sĭ tó̤ thû hio-hĕng; he is then depending on a stroke of luck. 澆hio3688512 Perfidious.
i kâi nâng hio căi; he is thoroughly bad. hio-lî, khek-pô̤h; infamous. hṳ́-kò̤ kâi hong-sôk to sĭ hio-lî khek-pô̤h; the customs of that place are infamous.
曉hío1937212 To comprehend; to understand; dawn.
lṳ́ hío a m̄ hío? Do you comprehend? i cò̤ sṳ̄ bô̤ hun bô̤ hío; he acts without discretion. m̄ cai hun hío; does not know how to discriminate. i mih sṳ̄ to ŭ hun ŭ hío; in all sorts of business, he exercises judgment. būe hío i kâi ì-sṳ̀; do not yet comprehend his meaning. i hío tit cìeⁿ-seⁿ; he understands that sort of thing. hío thien-bûn kâi nâng; astrologers. hío khṳ̀ thàng; hío khṳ̀ thàu; understands thoroughly. chut kò̤-sī hío-jŭ peh-sèⁿ; issue a proclamation to inform the people. i sĭang hío; he is best informed on the subject. lṳ́ mih sṳ̄ to hío; you understand all about it. i kĭaⁿ-kĭaⁿ hío, bô̤ kĭaⁿ ceng; he understands every trade, and is expert at none. koi pò̤ hío; the cock announces the dawn. hío kîaⁿ, mêⁿ hiah; start at dawn and stop at dark.