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

— im —

im1083858 To overflow; to inundate.
hue-bâk pun cúi im lío cìm sí; the shrubs were covered by the water and killed by soaking.
chù khṳt cúi im kàu kŭa chù-téng thóiⁿ m̄ kìⁿ; the house was overflowed by the water so that even the roof was invisible.
cúi im kàu pùaⁿ suaⁿ; the water has risen to half the height of the hills.
khṳt cúi im cìeⁿ kú mih mûeh to sí khṳ̀; being so long innundated, everything died.
cí kò̤ cúi ío chíen, im būe kàu kha-thâu-u; the water here is shallower and scarcely comes up to the knees.

im11001800 Sound.
kháu im; pronunciation.
thó im; the local pronunciation.
cìaⁿ im; the correct pronunciation.
pêh im; the pronunciation as it is in plain text.
kuaⁿ im; the pronunciation as it is in the court dialect.
im ūn; rhyme.
im ūn cheng-chó̤; clear and harmonious rythm.
lṳ́ kâi im ío hó̤; your enunciation is the better.
siaⁿ im; sound; voice.
poih im; melody.
poih im ceng; a harmonium.
úa tó̤ mō̤ⁿ lṳ́ kâi hûe im; I await your response.
jī im; initial sounds.
kia im; sweet sounds.
hó̤ im sìn; good news.
mío bô̤ im sìn; no news for a long time.
kháu im áu m̄ tńg; cannot pronounce it.
cîh im, tûn im, gê im; linguals, labials, and dentals.
âu im; sounds produced in the larynx.

im10991708 Obscure; hades; the inferior of the dual powers in Chinese philosophy; the female or the receptive in nature.
thài im; the moon.
kuang im; duration, time.
im si; im hú; the abodes of the dead.
im îang; the dual powers.
im kang; hades.
im lîang; cool and shady.
chīu im; shady.
hue im; flowery shades.
thîⁿ-sî o im; the weather is dull.
chùn im; moments.
im tek; goodness.
im kong; inconspicuous merit.
im hûn; im lêng; the disembodied spirit.
im îang chíu; one hand palm upward and the other hand palm downward.
im cò̤ îang ûi; to do behind one's back what would be repudiated before one's face.
ko-im put seⁿ; vacancy produces nothing.
im-hṳ hwt jîet; exhaustion produces fever.
khah kùe im; too much obscured.
im kang; dried in the shade.
im îang phùe hâh; the correlation of the dual powers.
îang lâi im sĭu; reciprocity of action in the dual powers.

ím11021844 To drink; to quaff.
ím cíu; to quaff wine.
hàuⁿ ím cíu; bibulous.

ìm110314011 To shelter; to protect; to shade.
sĭ i tó̤ phî-ìm; it is he who is screening him.
phî-ìm kàu cèng nâng hó̤-hó̤; protect so completely that all will be sheltered.
hok ìm; secretly countenance and aid.
hok ìm cêk kâi tī-hng khṳt i; gave him hidden help in getting a place.
ìm tāu-gê; cover up beans till they sprout.
cò̤ ìm-si; to make soy, by keeping the mixture long sheltered in a warm place.

ìm11031169 A cellar; dark.
ìm hŵt; the cavity in which a coffin is to be laid in a grave.
cí kò̤ tī sĭ ìm-hŵt a sî chien-ciah? Is this grave one in which a coffin is to be buried, or is it one from which the body has been removed?
kâi sĭ kó ìm kâi; it is one dug long ago, and still unused.
tâng i a-kong ìm kâi, kàu taⁿ cìaⁿ peh nî bô̤ ēng; it was dug in the days of his grandfather, a hundred years ago, and has not been used until now.
ìm-tu; the mound with its enclosed cavity, made ready to receive a coffin.
tok kâi ìm-tu tŏ̤ kò̤; has the grave made ready.

îm1101858 Excess; licentiousness; lewd; to drench.
kang-îm; adultery.
kîaⁿ kang-îm; commit adultery.
i kâi sèⁿ îm; he is of a licentious disposition.
îm lw̆n; debauchery.
pá lẃn sṳ îm-îok; fullness of bread and ease beget lustful desires.
îm nâng chi-nńg, chi-nńg nâng îm; those who debauch the wives and daughters of others, will have their own wives and daughters debauched.
kìm îm hì; forbid lewd plays.
îm hŭ; a lewd woman.
sie tīo îm cṳ; burn up obscene books.
îm hŏ; a drenching rain.
hàuⁿ sek put îm; be not inordinately enamoured of what is beautiful.