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

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— iah —

iah920303 To vomit; to spew out.
a-nóⁿ cò̤-nî cìeⁿ-sî àiⁿ iah nĭ? Why does the baby throw up its milk lately?
cîah lío iah chut lâi; threw it up after swallowing it.
i cí nŏ̤ jît iah hueh; he has vomited blood these last two days.

iah10921085 To benefit; to advance the interests.
bô̤ iah; of no benefit.
ŭ sún, bô̤ iah; it is all loss, and no profit.
bô̤ lĭ-iah; not advantageous.
ŭ sĭm-mih iah chù nē? Of what advantage is it?
tăi ŭ iah; very beneficial.
pó-iah sin-hun; good for the health.
khiam sĭ ŭ iah; humility advances one's interests.
iah-bó̤-cháu; boneset.
chap cí kâi phêng-íu cū ŭ iah; to associate with this friend will promote your interests.

îah109418713 A government post; a station.
îah căm; a post-station.
kàu îah-căm cū ūaⁿ; change at the post-station.
îah-sêng sòi-sòi sĭ láu-tiaⁿ; the governor of a post-station, be it ever so small, is still a governor.
îah bé; post horses.

îah281724 The sixty-four diagrams.
mîaⁿ-ke phok îah; expert in divining by diagrams.
cí hûe khṳ̀ phok kâi îah-khùe; now went and had his fortune told by diagrams.
îah lí sĭ chim kâi; the doctrine of the diagrams is a deep one.
cang îah-khùe cē chui-sǹg būe lâi kâi sṳ̄ cū ŏi soiⁿ cai; by reckoning from the diagrams one may know the future.
îah-kiaⁿ; The Book of Changes.

îah31645 To beckon.
îah i lâi; beckon to him to approach.
cang chíu îah i; beckon to him.
thoiⁿ i cang sìⁿ tó̤ îah úa; saw him motioning to me with his fan.
îah i bûa lâi tàⁿ ūe; beckon to him to come and speak with me.

îah8901429 A general name for moths, millers, and sphinges.
bói-îah; brilliant moths or butterflies.
bói-îah tó̤ chái hue; the butterflies flit from flower to flower.
cí kâi bói-îah pàng lâi kûiⁿ căi; this kite, made in imitation of a butterfly, has been sent up very high.
cang cúa kô kâi bói-îah; make a butterfly kite of paper.
thái-ko̤ îah; a large gray moth.
îah-thâu kâi ôi; shoes having butterfly shaped ornaments on the toes.
teng khṳt teng-îah phah kùe; the lamp has been extinguished by a small gray moth's flying into it.
chôiⁿ pìⁿ tāu-jîn ău cū pìⁿ cò̤ îah; the silk-worm changes into a grub and afterward into a moth.
tōa cúi îah; moths that are numerous in floods and heavy rains.