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

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— thiu —

thiu50645 To take out with the hand; to lift; to levy or assess, as taxes; to select or draw, as a lot; to expand, as plants in spring; to raise water; to receive one's portion; a tenth, a tithe; a fee.
cía cĭ cò̤-nî thiu-thâu? What proportion of this is to be taken as fees? thiu tàⁿ-thâu; take the fees for porterage. câp hūn thiu cêk hūn; take a tithe of it. thiu khí lâi; take out a portion. pûah lío būe lă cò̤ thiu cúi; after gambling had not enough to pay the percentage charged as fees to the gambling house. thiu cúi; the portion kept as his fee by the one who holds the stakes in gaming. cêk sin thiu-thìaⁿ; had cramps all over me. kha thiu kṳn; had a cramp in the leg. thiu huang; cramps arising from a cold. ēng cúi-thiu lâi thiu cúi; take a syphon and draw off the water. thiu chut lâi lío, lêng-ūaⁿ jîh lô̤h khṳ̀; drew it out and then crowded it in again. i thiu kha cáu; he got up and went off. ke it thiu; another tenth. m̄ ôiⁿ căi, put lêng thiu sin; am very busy and can't get away. thiu sît ŭ jîeh cōi? What is the net gain? būe cêng tṳ̂ thiu; have not yet subtracted the expenses. sai thiu; illegal fees. thiu sim chut lâi; take out the core. thiu tîo lêng tŏa kùe khṳ̀; sent out a tendril to run over it. côih hOŏ sai thiu; cut off the passage of boats, and levy illegal taxes on the passengers. thiu tīo; to draw out and reject.

thiu150509 A facing; an edge; a hem.
sang pôiⁿ hĕ thiu; face the two edges. chíu-ńg àiⁿ hĕ thiu a m̆? Do you want to face the edge of the sleeve? ka lo̤h khṳ̀ tú-tú cûah thiu: tîeh lêng-ūaⁿ ka pò lâi có̤ thiu; in cutting it out, there lacks just the facing: you must buy another piece for the facing. ŭ thiu lí ío năi; it will last longer if faced. pi ke nŏ̤ kò̤ thiu, cêk pôiⁿ cêk kò̤; lay on two more facings, one on either side.

thiu665185 A plane; to plane.
thiu pang; to plane boards. khía ki thiu lâi thiu; take a plane and plane it. thiu cîh; thiu to̤; the blade of a plane. thiu kng-kng; plane very smooth. thiu-siah; to correct; to put in shape; to polish of.

thíu5213 The second of the twelve horary characters or branches; the second hour of the day, from 1 to 3 o'clock A.M, or the fourth watch; it is denoted by the ox, and astrologers say that persons born at this hour are likely to be dull.
thíu sî; from one to three o'clock A.M. thîu guêh; the second month in the cycle of twelve. thíu-kieh; the merry-andrews in a play. i tó̤ cò̤ thíu; he acts the part of buffoon. koi put lî thíu; the fowls will always crow in the fourth watch.

躊躇thîu-thû51 Irresolute; undecided; unable to get on.
i hŵn-lío thîu-thû, m̄ cêk-kwt; he is still wavering and uncertain. thîu-thû ku-ā jîthŵn būe chut m̂ng; has been able to make up his mind whether he would go during several days and has not yet started. i cò̤-nî cêk lō thîu-thû kàu cièⁿ kú hŵn būe lâi? How is it that he has delayed on the road so long and has not yet arrived? úa thóiⁿ i kâi ì sĭ thîu-thîu thû-thû, phah-sǹg būe tīaⁿ; I see that he intends to keep putting it off, his mind not being made up about it.

thîu5111814 The calculate; to compute; to devise.
thîu-ûeh; settle and arrange a way of action. ka-kī tó̤ thîu-mông kòi-cheh; he himself devised a plan of action.