A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/thiah
— thiah —
拆thiah960645 To take to pieces; to pull apart; to unrip; to break up or open by external force; to undo or disjoint.
thiah sìn; to open a letter. thiah thóiⁿ hṳ́ tói jîeh cōi; undo it and see how many there are inside. tī cêk jît thiah sìa? On what day is the house to be demolished? thiah huang; open a sealed package. thiah khui; to tear open, as a parcel. thiah tīo phŭe; unrip a coverlet. thiah tīo lío lêng-ūaⁿ cò̤; take it to pieces and make it over again. àiⁿ cò̤-nî khui thiah? How shall I take it apart? i m̄ kam thiah-sùaⁿ; he is averse to breaking it up, and scattering it. i kâi hùe ŭ chùi-thiah a bô̤? Does he open out his goods to dispose of at retail or not? thiah bōi; sell piecemeal. tó̤ thiah bōi cêk tàⁿ thiah sîh ŭ nŏ̤ saⁿ kṳn; in dividing it up and selling it at retail we lose two or three catties to the picul. thiah chù téng; thiah chù hĭa; tear up a roof. cûn cò̤ cē thiahtīo lêng-ūaⁿ cŏ̤; tear the boat to pieces and remodel it. chìn thâu ŏi thiah sîh mē? In selling it piecemeal did its weight fall short of that which you bought it for? i kâi phò íⁿ-keng thiah sìo; they have dissolved partnership. thiah húe; to break up the mess. chîeⁿ thiah ek̆ ŭ nŏ̤ chieh; they have lowered the wall two feet by taking off the top. thiah lău-pang; take up flooring. cí sang ôi chēng kú-kú to bŏi thiah hah; have worn this pair of shoes a very long time and the layers of the soles have never parted. sùaⁿ thiah chut lâi ēng; pick out the thread to use again. sî-ceng thiah lâi thóiⁿ lío cū ŏi cò̤; after taking a clock to pieces and looking at it, he can make one. thiah hì-pêⁿ; take down the platform on which the play was enacted. cí kâi mîn-chn̆5g hó̤ thiah kâi; this bedstead is one that can be taken apart and put together at needs.