A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/io
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妖io1074384 A fairy, fay, or hobgoblin.
io-kùai; an elf.
io-ciaⁿ; a fairy.
io-ciaⁿ kúi-kùai; fays and imps.
io-khì; an apparition.
thóiⁿ tîeh io-khì sĕng căi; saw throngs of bogies.
i kâi io huap tōa; his spells are forceful.
chíaⁿ i lâi siu io; ask him to come and control the elves.
tṳ̂ io-kùai; remove the elfins.
khu-tôk io-sîa; drive out the imps.
cìe io kìaⁿ; a mirror in which fairies may be seen.
io-jîo; to ogle; to try to be fascinating.
邀io107516213 To ask; to engage to do.
io úa khṳ̀ thit-thô̤; he asked me to go out for recreation with him.
io lṳ́ cò̤-pû lâi khṳ̀; ask you to go along with them.
àiⁿ io i tâng khṳ̀ a m̆? Are you going to ask him to go too?
吆io1075303 To cry out; to shout.
io-toah; bawl out.
io tn̂g; call the court to order.
cŏ̤ lô̤h khṳ̀ cē io tn̂g, i cū kiaⁿ kàu tó̤ tòng; when they sat down and called the court to order, he was so frightened that he trembled.
io-io toah-toah; yelling and shouting.
要io10771463 To make an agreement; to be bound; to restrict; to seek for; to expostulate with; to examine into.
kú io put bûang; do not disregard the old agreement.
i sĭ ŭ io-khîu kâi sim; he has an inquiring mind.
io-kun; to force a course by threats of consequences; to take a stand from which there can be no further demur.
那io6101634 An interrogative particle, implying dissent.
cêk īeⁿ cṳ́ keⁿ io ŭ nŏ̤ īeⁿ bī; one mess of pottage cannot have two different flavours.
io ŭ ko̤h īeⁿ? How can there be any different sort?
io ŭ cí kâi tŏ̤-lí? How can that be right?
io hó̤ cìeⁿ-seⁿ; m̄ hó̤; why should you do that; it will not do.
io hó̤ kẃn-thăi i cìeⁿ-seⁿ! Why should you treat him like that!
稍ío7461157 Rather; slightly; for the most part; somewhat more.
taⁿ ío tōa lío; is now somewhat larger.
ío kûiⁿ; rather taller.
chūe kâi ío sòi kâi kèng hó̤; to seek out a smaller one would be better.
cá m̄ pat, hīn-kim ío pat; formerly he did not understand, but now he partially understands.
hṳ́ tiang-sî ē-ē àiⁿ phah i, taⁿ ío sieh i; she then frequently beat him, but now she is kinder to him.
窕窈ío-thío1077 Quiet; retiring; tranquil.
seⁿ lâi ío-thío căi; she is naturally very refined.
thóiⁿ tîeh i ío-ío thío-thío cū huaⁿ-hí; when he saw that she had a refined appearance, he rejoiced. 殀ío1077784 To die young.
thóiⁿ m̄ chut i hìeⁿ ío sīu; one would not have thought that he was to be so short lived.
i a-pĕ tiang-sî ío sīu, cìaⁿ cîah saⁿ-câp hùe; his father was short lived and lived but about thirty years.
豈ío3461513 An interrogative particle, implying a strong negative; how can it be?
úa ío ùi i? úa ío ùi kàu i? Why should I be afraid of him?
ío tì-kàu i cáu khṳ̀ m̄ cîaⁿ? How can he abscond?
lṳ́ ío kîeⁿ kùe i, háⁿ? You are superior to him, are you?
竟ío4061176 At last, finally, only, nothing but, then.
i ío m̄ cai; he knows nothing at all about it.
i ío pí lṳ́ jú hío; he understands it better than you do after all.
kiaⁿ-ùi i mó̤, khṳ̀ kàu ío sĭm sĭ hó̤; feared he was bad, but on arriving found he was after all very excellent.
要ìo10771463 Important; necessary; urgent.
ŭ chiet-ìo a bô̤ chiet-ìo? Is it important or unimportant
sĭang chiet-ìo; of the utmost importance.
ío chiet-ìo; more important.
bô̤ sĭm-mih chiet-ìo; of no great importance.
tōa chiet-ìo; of great importance.
m̄ ìo-kín; not pressing.
sĭang-téng ìo-kín cū sĭ cí kĭaⁿ sṳ̄; what is most necessary of all is this.
ŭ ìo sṳ̄; has urgent business.
ìo sìn; an important letter.
ìo lō, ìo tī; important roads and places.
híam-ìo kâi tī-hng kìe-cò̤ ìo kháu; very important defiles are called passes.
ío hŭam; a criminal whose arrest is important.
ìo mîaⁿ kâi châk; a well known and doughty robber.
謠îo107614910 A made up tale; rumour; report.
sĭ cin-sît kâi a sĭ îo-ngân kâi? Is it true or is it only a rumour?
lṳ́ màiⁿ thìaⁿ koi-chĭ kâi îo-ngân; do not listen to floating rumours.
sĭ hong-îo kâi ūe; it is only a rumor.
àiⁿ lîah cò̤ îo-ngân kâi nâng; will seize the one who made up this report.
thông îo; a childish tale.
pù-sùaⁿ îo-ngân; spread idle tales.
搖îo10756410 To agitate; to disturb; to stir.
nâng sim îo-tŏng; people's hearts are stirred.
hṳ́ kâi tī-hng îo-tŏng; that country is disturbed.
m̄ hó̤ îo-tŏng kun sim; do not agitate the minds of the soldiery.
îo-îo pái-pái; swaggering.
thâu kîaⁿ thâu îo-pái; swaggering as he walked.
cio îo cŭang phìen; pass one's self off by swaggering and bragging.