A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/iam
— iam —
閹iam10831698 To castrate; to geld.
iam-koi; a capon.
iam-jîn; a eunuch.
iam-hw̆n; doorkeepers in the harem.
thāi-kàm to sĭ iam kâi; the doorkeepers of the harem are eunuchs.
thien iam; eunuchs from birth.
iam khṳ̀ m̄ sĭen; imperfectly gelded.
覘íam461472 To peep; to peek; to spy.
íam thóiⁿ i tŏ̤ mē; peep and see if he is there.
i khṳ̀ thau íam i; he went and peeped furtively at her.
jĭm íam, íam m̄ kìⁿ; tried to peek in but could not.
íam mn̂g phāng; peep through a crack in the door.
íam choiⁿ-lí-kìaⁿ; look through a spy-glass.
偃íam108699 To sink under water.
cí ki cíeⁿ ŏi íam cúi; this oar sinks in the water.
íam bú siu bûn sĭ thiⁿ-ĕ thài-phêng; when military men sink and civilians swim, the whole world is at peace.
pùaⁿ íam cúi; half in and half out of water.
掩íam1088648 To screen from observation; to hide from view; to shade and conceal.
i sĭ tó̤ cia-íam kâi ūe; his talk is intended to keep the facts from being discovered.
úa thóiⁿ i sĭ tó̤ íam-sek kâi; I consider that he is acting hypocritically.
cia-íam kàu bô̤ nâng cai; kept closely concealed so that no one knows.
pùaⁿ íam mn̂g; a half-closed door; half concealed.
cang thô íam bûa; cover it over with clay.
饜ìam108918414 Satiated; to cloy; distasteful.
ìam cūaⁿ; sated.
tham tit bô̤ ìam; the avaricious are never satisfied.
cîah bŏi ìam; cannot eat enough of it.
thóiⁿ bŏi ìam; never satisfied with seeing.
m̄ cai ìam cok; insatiable.
cîah tîeh ìam; have eaten it till I am sick of it.
peh thâk put ìam; an insatiable reader.
kú cŭ lĕng nâng ìam; one may outstay a welcome.
跨ìam4681576 To step across; to pass over.
ìam tùi i sin téng kùe; step across over his body.
kha màiⁿ ìam tîeh i; do not step over it.
kúi kâi a-noⁿ-kíaⁿ, tó̤ ìam chṳ́ gû, hóⁿ, thò; several children playing leap-frog.
phâk îam; to evaporate salt in the sun.
îam chíang; a salt shed.
îam teng; salt-makers.
îam sieⁿ; salt-merchants.
îam-ūn-si; a salt-commissioner.
sài îam; make salt.
kuaⁿ îam; salt that has paid duty.
cía sĭ lâng-su cîah îam; this is a little salt for daily use.
îam, cau, chò, cìeⁿ; salt, malt, vinegar and sauces.
îam châ bí sĭ ìo-kín kâi; salt, wood, and rice, are necessaries.
o îam, pêh îam; uncleansed salt, and cleansed salt.
îam hu; fine salt.
îam ló; the brine in damp salt.
seh cē îam; sprinkle in a little salt.
seh cē pô̤h îam; sprinkle in a thin layer of salt.
炎îam1085864 Hot; ardent; fiery.
thiⁿ-khì îam-jîet; thiⁿ-sî îam-jûah; the weather is very hot.
sì-chêng sĭm sĭ îam lîang; the world is very fickle.
îam-jûah kâi sî-hāu tîeh cai tháu lîang; when it it hot one must take cooling food.