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

— íeⁿ —

íeⁿ107394 To transmit orders to an inferior.
íeⁿ che khṳ̀ chê; send a constable to examine.
íeⁿ kūiⁿ pín-hôk; order the district magistrate to respond.

íeⁿ10721846 To rear; to bring up; to take care of.
íeⁿ cêk khûn îeⁿ-kíaⁿ; rear a flock of kids.
cía tńg-kùe íeⁿ tṳ-cai; this is like rearing little pigs.
cieⁿ-íeⁿ; to nurse one's health; to nourish and care for.
tńg khṳ̀ chù cieⁿ-íeⁿ sì kâi gûeh cìaⁿ hôk-ngŵn; went home and nursed his health for four months, after which he regained his usual strength.
tâng sòi-sòi sĭ i cieⁿ-íeⁿ kàu tōa; it was she who brought him up from his infancy.
i lăi bô̤ nâng cieⁿ-íeⁿ i; he has no one in his home to take care of him.

îeⁿ1071866 To fuse; to assay; to melt.
îeⁿ kim, îeⁿ ngṳ̂n, îeⁿ siak, îeⁿ tâng; fuse gold, silver, pewter or brass.
sĭ ēng im húe îeⁿ m̄ khṳ̀; it cannot be melted in other than a covered fire.
cí īeⁿ tîeh ēng îeh cìaⁿ hó̤ îeⁿ; in order to melt this a chemical preparation must be used.
îeⁿ ka; melt glue.
cía tîeh îeⁿ kò̤ hŵn lâi ún cìaⁿ hó̤; this must have some melted alum to dip it in.
tŏ̤ huang-lô tīm kàu îeⁿ khṳ̀; it has been heated in the furnace till it is melted.

îeⁿ1071759 The arbutus.
îeⁿ-bûe; the Chinese strawberry.
îeⁿ-bûe pó; the dried fruit of the arbutus tree.
îeⁿ-bûe thien phàu; îeⁿ-bûe kak-tâk; malignant red ulcers.

îeⁿ10721230 A sheep or goat.
suaⁿ-îeⁿ; goats.
mîⁿ-îeⁿ; sheep.
îeⁿ kíaⁿ; îeⁿ ko̤; kids or lambs.
îeⁿ kak; a ram's horn.
îeⁿ kó, îeⁿ bó̤; a ram and an ewe.
îeⁿ nêk; mutton.
îeⁿ ău thúi; a hind-quarter of mutton.
îeⁿ côiⁿ thúi; a forequarter of mutton.
îeⁿ phiaⁿ; a spare-rib of mutton.
chī îeⁿ; to keep sheep.
cíeⁿ îeⁿ; to watch sheep.
jīo îeⁿ; to drive sheep.
îeⁿ khûn; a flock of sheep.
cêk ciah îeⁿ; one sheep.
cíeⁿ îeⁿ kâi nâng; a shepherd.
pêh kau-phûe, o kau-phûe sĭ îeⁿ-kíaⁿ phûe; black lamb-skin, and white lamb-skin are the pelts of lambs.
cháu-cieⁿ-sng sĭ būe chut sì kâi îeⁿ-kíaⁿ phûe; Astrakhan fur is the skin of unborn lambs.

îeⁿ114714210 Blending; combining; harmonizing.
îeⁿ-hŭe tŏ̤-lí; to collate doctrines.
i thóiⁿ khṳ̀ m̄ îeⁿ-hŭe; he has not combined the results of his study.
cṳ thâk lío m̄ îeⁿ-hŭe; he does not digest what he reads.
ūe tàⁿ lâi îeⁿ-cîap; his speech was well connected in its parts.

îeⁿ1072856 Foreign; the ocean; vast.
îeⁿ jîn; foreigners.
îeⁿ hùe; foreign goods.
îeⁿ cûn; foreign shipping.
îeⁿ îeh; îeⁿ hun; foreign opium.
îeⁿ cîⁿ; foreign money.
kùe îeⁿ; go to foreign parts.
châng-îeⁿ; the open sea.
îeⁿ mīn; the surface of the ocean.
îeⁿ pò; an offing.
tōa sai îeⁿ; Europe.
sĭ sai îeⁿ nâng, a sĭ tang îeⁿ nâng? Is he a European or an Asiatic?

ĭeⁿ108114017 Sprouts, shoots.
hwt ki hwt ĭeⁿ; sends forth branches and sprouts.
i khí-thâu-ĕ piuh ĭeⁿ; it has begun to send out suckers.

īeⁿ10737511 Manner; style; pattern; sort; shape.
cìe īeⁿ cò̤; make it like the pattern.
sin īeⁿ; a new style.
cang cí kâi cò̤ īeⁿ; take this for a sample.
lṳ́ àiⁿ sĭm-mih īeⁿ? What sort do you want?
cí cêk īeⁿ hó̤ mē? Is this kind good?
cí kâi nâng ko̤h īeⁿ ko̤h sìeⁿ; this is a queer looking person.
màiⁿ khṳ̀ ô̤h i kâi īeⁿ; do not follow his example.
i tó̤ ô̤h īeⁿ ô̤h sìeⁿ; he is imitating them.
tang ieⁿ; of the same kind.
m̄ tâng īeⁿ; differing in kind.
chŵn bô̤ kâi īeⁿ; is very unstylish.
cíe-cíe tîeh pōiⁿ ŭ sì īeⁿ khṳ̀ sàng i; at the very least there must be four sorts made ready to present to him.
cìeⁿ-seⁿ thóiⁿ tîeh cìaⁿ ŭ kâi īeⁿ; it looks rather stylish.
cuang mô̤ⁿ cò̤ īeⁿ; dress the hair fashionably.
i tó̤ tieⁿ īeⁿ; he is putting on airs.
màiⁿ tó̤ cuang īeⁿ; do not put on airs.
gūa mīn thóiⁿ tîeh īeⁿ-sìeⁿ li ho̤h hó̤; the external appearance is very fine.
seⁿ lâi ŭ kâi īeⁿ; has a style of its own.
īeⁿ-īeⁿ kâi sṳ̄ i to pat; he understands all sorts of business.
cí īeⁿ su kùe hṳ́ īeⁿ; this sort is inferior to that.
cò̤-nî īeⁿ? In what manner?
ĭ īeⁿ; a rare species.
cí koiⁿ phò kâi ôi īeⁿ hó̤; this shop has shoes of a good shape.
to sĭ cêk īeⁿ; they are all of one style.
pêⁿ-pêⁿ īeⁿ; the same sort.
pât īeⁿ; another kind.
m̄ pêⁿ īeⁿ; not the same.
khṳ̀ a-î kò̤ pàng kâi bō̤ īeⁿ; go to aunt's and take the pattern of her hat.
pàng sang ôi īeⁿ; take off the pattern of a pair of shoes.
tī cêk īeⁿ? Which sort is it?
căi seⁿ īeⁿ? What sort of thing is it?