A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/hoⁿ
— hóⁿ —
琥珀hóⁿ-phek224 Amber, said by the Chinese to be transformed from resin.
àiⁿ jīn hóⁿ-phek ŭ sĭm-mih huang-huap? What is the way of telling whether a substance is amber? hóⁿ-phek ŏi sîp kâi; amber will collect electricity. cìaⁿ hóⁿ-phek chìu jîet ŏi kit teng-sim cháu; real amber when heated by friction will attract lamp-wicks or straws. hueh phek; red amber.
虎hóⁿ2241412 A tiger; fierce; awful.
lău-hóⁿ; nĭoⁿ-hóⁿ; a tiger. hóⁿ kó; a male tiger. hóⁿ bó̤; a tigeress. kúi ciah hóⁿ; several tigers. méⁿ hóⁿ; a fierce tiger. hóⁿ cìang; a dauntless leader. hóⁿ hêng; a ferocious aspect. hóⁿ ui; warlike; dreadful. pêh hóⁿ; the white tiger. pêh hóⁿ kă lṳ́! May the white tiger devour you! cúa nĭoⁿ-hóⁿ; a paper tiger, a braggart. lêng hóⁿ tò; a furious fight between two. khîa lâng hĭa; he who rides a tiger finds it hard to dismount. nĭoⁿ-hóⁿ thiam sît; add wings to a tiger; give additional power to the malevolent. pue hóⁿ tūi; a company of flying tigers; troops having the flying tiger on their flag. phah hóⁿ chin hiaⁿ-tĭ; if you are going to attack a tiger you must have own brothers to help. khṳ̀ nĭoⁿ-hóⁿ chùi kò̤ khṳt nêk; go to a tiger to beg a piece of meat. nâng sí lâu mîaⁿ, hóⁿ sí lâu phûe; when a man dies he leaves his name behind him, when a tiger dies he leaves his pelt. cū sĭ cêk ciah hóⁿ! He is a tiger! líu hóⁿ hām; dig a pitfall for catching tigers. hóⁿ tàu; a tiger's lair. m̄ jîp hóⁿ tàu kò̤, căi tit lîah tîeh hóⁿ-kíaⁿ? If you do not enter the tiger's den, how can you seize the cubs? tú-tú phah tîeh hóⁿ phīⁿ; hit the tiger exactly on his nose; struck the vulnerable part. lêng kîaⁿ hóⁿ pō; a majestic bearing. hóⁿ búe thūi cu; a pearl hangs at the end of the tiger's tail. tieⁿ hóⁿ năuⁿ; tieⁿ năuⁿ cìⁿ lâi sīa hóⁿ; set a trap for shooting tigers. ngâu hóⁿ-kut ka; make glue from tigers' bones. hóⁿ phûe jôk; rugs made from tigers' skins. hóⁿ gê; tigers' teeth. hóⁿ jío; tigers' claws. hóⁿ hĭⁿ cháu; the strawberry geranium. hóⁿ-thâu pâi; a tablet with a tiger's head drawn upon it. hô-sîn hóⁿ; a small spider that pounces on flies. nĭoⁿ-hóⁿ ngĕ-sèⁿ; of an awfully stern temper. nĭoⁿ-hóⁿ pì tṳ; a tiger carrying a pig on its back. chut jîp méⁿ hóⁿ siang sûi; tigers submissively follow him about. hâng lêng, hôk hóⁿ; bring dragons and tigers back to their allegiance. hóⁿ kim-kâm; a weapon for killing tigers. hóⁿ cĭeⁿ che; the tiger is at bay. nĭoⁿ hóⁿ m̄ cĭeⁿ che bô̤ lêng-ûi phah i; if the tiger does not rear at the pitch-fork you cannot shoot him. thiaⁿ-kìⁿ hóⁿ hm̄-hm̄-kìe; heard the tiger growling. hóⁿ phâu-hau; tigers roar. hóⁿ āuⁿ-āuⁿ-kìe; tigers snarl. keh jît thóiⁿ-kìⁿ hóⁿ kha-ciah jîeh tōa kâi; the other day I saw the tracks of a very large tiger. sí hóⁿ cò̤ ûah hóⁿ phah; treat a dead tiger as if he were alive. hóⁿ lô̤h pêⁿ-îeⁿ pĭ káu khi; when a tiger comes down into the arable land, he may be harried by a dog.