A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/iak
— iak —
約iak11171203 To bind, to restrict; to retrench; about; nearly.
iak-lîak; iak lĭang; about that; thereabouts; iak-lîak ŭ jîeh cōi? About how much is there?
cía sĭ put kùe iak kâi tăi-lîak; this is nothing more that an approximate estimate.
tăi-iak; for the most part; on the whole; in a general way.
tăi-iak kàu cêk choiⁿ ngṳ̂n kâi tō; aproximately calculated, it would amount to about a thousand dollars.
iak-sok; to restrain; to repress; to keep in subjection.
i iak-sok hṳ́ lăi kâi nâng, iak-sok kàu ngîam căi; he keeps those who are within, in very complete subjection.
m̄ pí hía bô̤ iak bô̤ sok hùe; not like those who are under no restrain.
iak kâi pāng-bó̤; fix a limit.
躍iak111815714 To skip, to caper, to leap.
i cò̤ sṳ̄ íong- iak căi; he does things with effusion.
cèng nâng lóng-cóng íong-iak; all were eager.
i iak-iak nē; he is very frisky.
lṳ́ thóiⁿ i iak-iak nē, cò̤ khéng su-hôk nâng; you see that he is very full of life, and will not willingly be tamed down.