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

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— thio —

thio361566 To go before; to step over; to release from Purgatory, as Buddhists do.
thio-seng; to promote over others, to overslaugh other officers. peh-jît thio-seng; promoted openly to a position above those who had been his superiors in office. pàng i khṳ̀ thio seⁿ; let him live on. thio tō i kâi lêng-hûn míen jîp tī-gêk; when released from purgatory, his soul need not enter hell.

thio887646 To take the responsibility; to guarantee; to warrant.
i chíaⁿ tī-tîang chut lâi thio sṳ̄; he asked some one to take the responsibility of the affair upon himself. úa kio i thio-sêng; I will stand sponsor for him. i thio-sêng m̄ khí; he is not able to give security to this amount. sĭ cí koi phò thio jīn; this is the shop which warranted the goods. i sĭ koiⁿ-thio mòng-êk kâi nâng; he is a huckster. sṳ̄ sĭ tī-tîang thio kâi? Who is the responsible party in the cast? úa thio i jît ău m̄ káⁿ cū sĭ; I will guarantee that he will not hereafter do so again. thio8891625 Far off; remote; cut off from constant intercourse.
khṳ̀ kàu hṳ́-kò thio-thio lō thâu; to go there is a very long journey. lō tîo thio-thio, káng choiⁿ lí hn̆g; a long journey, of fully a thousand miles. cêk lō thio-thio; a long road to travel.

𦨖thìo381374 The tossing of a vessel on the water.
éng cē lâi cûn cū tó̤ thìo; as soon as the waves rise the vessel pitches. cûn iô-ît căi; cn̂g kâi tó̤ thìo; the boat is very uneasy, and is all the time pitching and rolling.

thìo361565 To surpass; to excel; to go before.
i kâi châi-chêng sît-cāi thìo khûn; his abilities are above the common run. i chú tîeh thìo-téng; he has taken a place in the first rank of graduates. i ŏi khui thio hō̤ kâi keng; he can draw bows that are above the regular degree of stiffness.

thìo8891576 To leap, to jump, to skip, to dance, to hop about, to palpitate, to throb; to reach across.
thìo lô̤h lâi; jump down. thìo-mŏng; to dance and gesture as an actor does. tô̤ kâi sì cū thìo kùu khṳ̀; rallied his force and jumped across. thìo khí khṳ̀; leaped up. chíu mŏng, kha thìo; brandish the arms and hop about. huaⁿ-hí kàu tó̤ thìo; skipped for joy. sim-kuaⁿ-thâu pok-pok-thìo; the heart palpitates. kîaⁿ to m̄ kîaⁿ, cò̤-nî tó̤ thìo; does not go along, but keeps hopping about, hṳ̂ thìo tŏ̤ cúi mīn; the fish leap on the surface of the water. i kâi phûn sĭ cò̤ cò̤ kap-pô̤ thìo; his grave is made with a scalloped front, with an outline like the course of a leaping frog. khṳt i thìo-cáu khṳ̀; he bolted off. thìo kùe kau; spring across a ditch. i khì kàu khṳ̀ thìo khoi; she was so vexed that she went and jumped into the river. cò̤ sṳ̄ m̄ ûn-chāi, chûh-chûh thìo; does not do things in a smooth and easy way but keeps skipping to and fro. khì kàu tó̤ thìo; jumped up and down from rage. tò̤ thìo; leap backwards. cíaⁿ thìo; leap forward. i cē thìo cū cĭeⁿ chù-téng; he mounts upon the roof at a leap. thìo-pang; a board laid as a foot-bridge from one point to another; a gangway from the shore to a boat. tîeh phah thìo-pang cìaⁿ ŏi tit khí; must lay a plank across and then we can get on boad. phah thìo tîeh phah ún-ún; if you lay a temporary foot-bridge you must make it firm.


thîo888756 To classify statements; to set down items in order; to arrange in sections.
Cía sṳ̄ àiⁿ cò̤-nî thîo-thîn? How is this matter to be lucidly set forth? íⁿ-keng soiⁿ thîo-thîn hó̤-hó̤ lío; have already arranged the items, sections or statements in such order as to make the subject clear.

調thîo8881498 To harmonize; to blend; to restore the peace; to adjust; to mix or compound; to tame; to temper; to regulate; to moderate; to tune; to find the tone of a character; to spell; to combine initials and finals according to tone, as in forming Chinese characters.
lṳ́ kâi sin-hūn tîeh cai thîo-íang; you must nurse your health. àiⁿ thîo-lí lâi tit huap; will regulate it according to a system. i tńg khṳ̀ chù tó̤ thîo-ui; he has gone home for medical treatment. i mîaⁿ-ke pheng-thîo chài bŭ; she is skillful in cookery. chíaⁿ kong-chin lai thîo-chú; invite arbitrators to decide on the matter of settling the affair. thîo-hì; lewd dalliance. phêⁿ ceh m̄ thîo; the tones do not harmonize. thîo kàu i kâi hîⁿ hûa cìaⁿ hó̤ tôaⁿ; tune the viols till they accord and then play. i kâi khì-hueh m̄ thîo-hûa; his system is generally deranged. cía sĭ cîah lío m̄ sio kâi mâu-pēⁿ, tîeh cîah i sio-thîo; this trouble arises from indigestion, and he must take something to assist digestion.

thĭo89155 A pillar; a support.
cîeh thĭo; a stone column. thĭo kha; the base of a pillar. thĭo tún; the plinth. thĭo sin; the shaft. thĭo téng; the capital. ke thĭo; a pillar of the family. chù thĭo; a pillar of a house. m̄ hó̤ cò̤ êⁿ īa hó̤ cò̤ thĭo; what will not do for a main beam, may do for a prop. i kâi lâk ŏi tho̤h êⁿ ūaⁿ thĭo; his strength is such that he can raise the beam to change the supporting pillar. sì thĭo; the year, month, day and hour of birth.