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

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— tho̤ —

tho̤8471305 The womb.
ŭ tho̤; pregnant. sĭu tho̤; to conceive. hía īeⁿ sĭ sĭu tho̤ kâi īeⁿ; that is the way it is with those who are pregnant. tho̤ lô̤h tīo; had a miscarriage. tŭi tho̤ îeh; cí īeⁿ îeh ŏi tŭi tho̤; medicine that will produce an abortion. thâu tho̤ seⁿ kâi kíaⁿ; the first-born son. māng-kìⁿ sĭ i lâi tâu tho̤; dreamed that it took up its abode in her womb. uaⁿ tho̤ îeh, pó̤ tho̤ hû; medicine or charms that will prevent miscarriage. tho̤-ui; the placenta. bō̤ tho̤; an official cap without any button or fringe. thiⁿ ĕ kâi ûah-mûeh ŭ khí sĭ sĭ hùe seⁿ; of living creatures under the sun some are viviparous, some are oviparous, some are produced by moisture and some by metamotphosis. nâng kio sìu sĭ tho̤ seⁿ kâi; men and beasts are viviparous. tŏ̤ bó̤ tho̤ tèng cū cheⁿ-mêⁿ; blind from birth. kùai tho̤; a womb that produces monstrosities.


thó̤912384 Secure; safe; stable; firm; at ease; settled; quite; ready; prepared.
thó̤-thiap; well arranged; settled; properly done. thó̤-tàng; thò̤-tǹg; secure; everything right. thó̤-thó̤ tàng-tàng; as safe and correct as possible. lṳ́ thóiⁿ thó̤-tǹg a m̄ thó̤-tǹng? Do you consider it all securely settled or not? lí kàu thó̤-thó̤ thiap-thiap; have attended to it so thoroughly as to leave everything completely arranged.

thó̤8711493 To ask for; to seek; to dun. thó̤ cè; to dun for the amount of a debt. thó̤ sìo; ask what is due on a bill. i lâi thó̤ îeh; he has come to get the medicine that was promised him. m̄ thó̤ hó̤; I won't have it so. in-ūi thó̤ cîⁿ sie-mēⁿ; were quarreling because one dunned the other. i àiⁿ thó̤-tńg mûeh-kĭaⁿ; he is going to demand a return of the articles. thó̤ cîah; ask for food. m̄ kio i thó̤; does not ask him to repay it. thó̤ m̄ khí; cannot get him to repay it.

退thò̤9261626 To retreat; to retire; to recede; to draw back; to decline; to back out of; to refuse; to excuse; to withdraw; to abate; to yield; to give up to; not to be forward.
sái bûe-nâng khṳ́ thò̤ chin; sent the go-between to break the betrothal. cìn thò̤ líang lâng; to advance or retreat is equally difficult. i ŭ cò̤ thò̤ hùe a bô̤? Does he loan goods to be sold at retail? bōi m̄ khṳ̀ kâi hùe thò̤ tńg khṳ̀ hâiⁿ i; the goods that cannot be sold are taken back and returned to him. hâiⁿ cîⁿ bô̤ thò̤ pō; do not diminish the price that has once been offered. thò̤ sok; to shrink, as cloth does in washing; to draw in, as a snail into its shell; to show the white feather. 7ia sĭ lîm tīn thò̤-sok kâi cū àiⁿ cám; any who draw back when face to face with the enemy will be beheaded. thò̤-piaⁿ; to retreat. sói lío cū àiⁿ thò̤ sek; it will face when washed. thò̤ pō; to retire, to step back. tò̤-thò̤; to back out, to withdraw. tò̤-thò̤ kîaⁿ; to walk backwards. i kâi kun lĕng ngîam căi, ŭ cìn bô̤ thò̤; their military discipline is very strict, they may advance but not retreat. cìn put lêng cìn, thò̤ put lêng thò̤; can neither advance nor retreat. àiⁿ cìu put tit, àiⁿ thò̤ put lêng; can move neither one way nor the other. khéng sĭeⁿ thò̤ cêk pō mih sṳ̄ to̤ bô̤; if willing to yield a step there would be no trouble. îeh khṳt i thò̤ chìn cē cìaⁿ hó̤ cîah; let the medicine cool a little and then take it. kám pàng thô ĕ khṳt i thò̤ tīo húe-khì; set it down on the ground and let it cool off. nâng cē ŭ nî-hùe cū thò̤ sèⁿ; as people grow older they become less irrascible. i cîah kàu cìeⁿ lău-tōa, kâi sèⁿ hŵn-lío bŏi thò̤; he has lived to such age and yet his temper is no less quick. cí cêk īeⁿ îeh ŏi thò̤ húe; this medicine will reduce inflammation. i cêk sin kâi sie-jîet ŏi thò̤ a būe? Has his fever abated yet? sie ío thò̤ lío; the fever is abating. cí īeⁿ îeh ŏi thò̤ sie; this medicine diminishes fever. i hīn-khek thò̤ khì lío; it has now lost its odor. i kâi lâk thò̤ ho̤h cōi; her strength is much diminished. thóiⁿ-kìⁿ i kâi kìu-piaⁿ cē lâi cū lak-thò̤; when they saw the rescuing force, they retreated. thò̤-hûe pńg tīn; withdrew into their own ranks. àiⁿ cò̤ cí kĭaⁿ sṳ̄ tîeh ŭ thò̤ pō; if you are going to do this, you must leave a way of retreat for yourself. hŭam sṳ̄ àiⁿ cò̤ tîeh phah-sǹg cìn kàu tī-kò̤, thò̤ kàu tī-kò̤; in everything that one plans to do, one must make up his mind to what point he will press forward, and to what point he will yield. īa sĭ bô̤ kò̤ hó̤ thò̤ pō, sṳ̄ cū būe hó̤ kîaⁿ; if there be no opportunity ofr withdrawal, it is not best to act yet. khṳt i thò̤ kíam ho̤h cōi ngṳ̂n; had the price greatly diminished by him. piaⁿ-bé cū thiu-thò̤; remanded the troops. léng thò̤ cē; push it back a little. ēng tîeh m̄ hó̤ i àiⁿ thò̤ cîⁿ; if in using it I find it is not good, he is to abate the price. téng m̄ kàu li cìe thò̤; if it is not full weight, will diminish the price accordingly.

thò̤9131427 Exuviæ, cast off skins.
cûa thò̤, sîam thò̤, sîen thò̤; the cast off skins of snakes or cicadas.

thô̤870756 The peach. phŵn thô̤; sien-thô̤; the peach which blossoms and bears fruit once in ten thousand years, and restores the youth of fairies. thô̤-hue; a peach blossom. thò̤ hût; peach stones. thô̤ jîn; the kernel of peach stones. thô̤-âng-sek; peach pink. thô̤-ki lío-ki sĭ ēng lâi phek sîa phek kúi; peach and willow branches are used for driving out noxious influences and demons. khó thô̤; the cling-stone peach. pêh pn̄g thò̤; the free-stone peach. cí lîap thô̤ sâuh kah tîam; this peach is firm-fleshed and sweet. hût-thô; walnuts. thô̤-âng cúa; pink paper. thô̤ kúe; globular cakes. cût-bí pn̄g thô̤; balls of glutinous rice. thô̤ cúaⁿ; a small spherical lamp. thô̤ ìn; a globular seal. thô̤ mô̤ⁿ; the down on a peach.

thô̤9121645 Rosy.
seⁿ lâi nĕ thô̤-thô̤; she has naturally a high color. i cí hûe seⁿ lâi cìaⁿ sĭ thô̤-thô̤ kâi sî-hāul she is now in the flush of youth.