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

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— khoi —

khoi3418510 A river; a creek; a rivulet.
khoi-hô̤; rivers. khoi kàu cí-kò̤ pun cò̤ nŏ̤ a; the stream here branches off into two forks. khoi cúi tĭⁿ, im kàu bô̤ khoi sua-pà; when the river rises the sand banks are wholly submerges. i tŏ̤ khoi-kîⁿ tìeⁿ hṳ̂, ngŏ̤ tîeh kâi nâng khṳ̀ thìo khoi, khṳt i kìu tîeh; he was on the margin of the river fishing with hook and line, when a man came along and jumped into the river, and was rescued by him. khoi chíen căi; the stream is very shallow. khoi cúi jîeh chim? How deep is the river? i ŏi siu kùe khoi; he can swim across the stream. lṳ́ cîah tîeh khoi hṳ̂ hó̤ a hái hṳ̂ hó̤? Which do you like best, the fish from fresh or from salt waters? pun cêk tîo khoi-kíaⁿ tùi cìeⁿ pôiⁿ khṳ̀; sends off a small branch to flow on the hither side. khoi cúi kháu; the mouth of a stream. cí tîo khoi kâi ngŵn-thâu sĭ tŏ̤ tī-kò̤? Where does this river has its source? i kâi cúi-sì sĭ lâi tùe khoi cìeⁿ pôiⁿ kò̤ lâi; the strongest current flows along down this side the river. cīeⁿ-sî kâi khoi bí lâi cōi căi; there is lately a great quantity of inland rice coming in. khoi khàm; the banks of the river. bī lô̤h khoi tói; dive to the bottom of the river. khoi tèng tó̤ phah sua pê; dredging out a passage in the river. cí-kò̤ kâi khoi-mīn ío khuah; the river is wider here.

khoi884187 To shave; to trim and dress hair.
hàm kâi thì-thâu-kâi lâi khoi chiu; call a barber to trim the beard. khoi mâk-bâi; trim the eyebrows. màiⁿ tò̤ khoi, khoi lío jîet-thìaⁿ; do not shave in a direction contrary to that in which the hair naturally grows, if you do it it will smart after being shaved. khoi thâu-mô̤; cut the hair.

khòi349376 A covenant; an agreement intended to be enduring; to join; adopted.
khòi kṳ̆; documentary evidence. âng khòi; a stamped deed. pêh khòi; an unstamped deed. sùe khò̤i; the official fee for stamping a document. châng khòi, chù khòi; the deed for the field, and for the house. la4i khṳ̀ i kò̤ sŭ khòi khuah cē; going to his house to chat about what happened while we were separated. khòi pĕ; an adopted father. in sie-khòi cò̤ cí-mūe; they have entered into a compact with each other that they will be sisters. i khòi i cò̤ a hiaⁿ; he is bound to stand in the place of elder brother to him. khòi kâi cáu-kíaⁿ; a daughter adopted by a compact. cía sĭ i kit khòi kâi hiaⁿ-tĭ; this is his brother, adopted by a covenant. (Relationships thus entered into are frequently unwholesome ones).

khòi10802116 To gnaw.
i tó̤ khòi tṳ-kha-pê; he is gnawing a pig's foot. kâk kò̤ kut khṳt i khòi; throw him a bone to gnaw.