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

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— ien —

ien6181847 Tainted.
nêk ien; the meat is spoiled.
cía hṳ̂ mng ien ló; this fish is just on the verge of becoming tainted.

ien1082867 Why; how is it that.
lṳ́ ien cai úa m̄-àiⁿ? How do you know that I do not want it?
i ien lêng hāi úa? How can he harm me?
i ien tit cìeⁿ-seⁿ? How can he do thus?

íen113716210 Remote; distant.
íong-íen; everlastingly.
îo-íen; in the far distance.
lō-tîo îo-íen; the way is interminable.
íen kṳ̆u thŵn mîaⁿ; famed far and near.

íen3958513 ìen-khì; irritated; vexed.
cē ìen-khì cū màiⁿ i; as soon as he gets out of temper he won't take it.
khṳt i cē ìen-khì cū sek tīo; if he gets out of patience with it, he will throw it away.
i cē ìen-khì cū lîah i khṳ̀ cio-cò̤; whenever she gets vexed she takes him and punishes him.

ìen1090862 The nest of the cliff swallow.
ìen-o̤; edible bird's-nest.
kuaⁿ ìen; kuaⁿ ien-o̤; the finest sort of edible bird's-nest.
ìen-pâi; an inferior quality of edible bird's-nest.
cêk mn̂g-khí tŭn nŏ̤ cúaⁿ ìen-o̤ khṳ̀ cîah; every morning cook two edible bird's-nests by boiling them in a dish surrounded with water, and eat them.
thâu úaⁿ cū sĭ ìen-o̤; the first dish is edible bird's-nest.

îen10851187 A banquet.
cíu îen; a feast, with wine.
îen sîah; a banquet.

ĭen1135649 To relieve; to bring forward.
mō̤ⁿ i lâi kìu-ĭen; hope he will come and rescue.
ĭen-ín pâk kò̤ kâi cṳ lâi cò̤ cèng-kṳ̆; bring forward a quotation from another book as proof.

ĭen113716210 To keep at a distance; to stand aloof from.
tîeh chin kun-cṳ́, ĭen sío-jîn, m̄ hó̤ chin sío-jîn ĭen kun-cṳ́; one should affiliate with the refined, and keep away from vulgar people, not fraternize with the vulgar, and hold aloof from the cultured.
kúi sîn, īu tîeh kèng i, īu tîeh ĭen i; as to spirits, good and bad, one must do homage to them, and keep aloof from them.

ĭen1084544 To procrastinate; to invite.
khùe-khùe khṳ̀.
màiⁿ ĭen-chî; go quickly and without delay.
m̄-hó̤ ĭen-ko̤h; do not delay.
ĭen-māng kúi jît; put it off for a few days.
chî-chî ĭen-ĭen; dilatory.
lṳ́ cò̤-nî khuaⁿ-khuaⁿ ĭen, ĭen kàu taⁿ? Why have you kept putting it off until now?
cêk gûeh ĭen kùe cêk gûeh, cêk nî ĭen kùe cêk nî; delayed it month after month, and year after year.
ĭen khah kú cū bô̤ ēng; if you delay it too long it will be of no use.
ciu jît i tó̤ ôiⁿ-ôiⁿ ĭen-ĭen to bô̤ khṳ̀ cò̤; he dilly-dallies all day and never does it.
khṳt i tam-ĭen kàu jîeh kú cìaⁿ hâiⁿ; he put off the payment of it for no inconsiderable time.
i sĭ tó̤ chien-ĭen sî-jît kâi; he is staving it off as long as possible.
ĭen-chíaⁿ nâng-kheh; invite a guest.
ĭen sṳ kà-tok; invite a learned man to superintend it. ĭen8021236 To desire strongly; to long for morbidly.
him-ĭen; to covet.
him-ĭen căi; longs for greatly.
àiⁿ li bŏi tit tîeh, thû-thû tó̤ him-ĭen; want it but cannot have it, and can only crave it.

ĭen10871443 To amplify; prolix; superfluous.
hu-ĭen; prolix.
hu-hu ĭen-ĭen; a superfluity of amplification.
i cn̂g kâi tàⁿ m̄ tîeh ūe nêk, to sĭ hu-ĭen kâi ūe; he does not get at the gist of the subject at all, but expatiates without making the matter any clearer.