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

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— uai —

uai1037646 To scoop out; to excavate; to gouge out; to hollow out. uai i lîap mâk chut lâi; gouged out one of his eyes. uai hĭⁿ; to dig the wax out of the ears with a little scoop. uai to̤; an ear-scoop. uai phīⁿ khang mô̤ⁿ; remove the hairs from the nostrils by means of a sharp scoop. uai kàu kâi khang khuah-khuah; scooped out a great cavity. jī sía tāⁿ, m̄ hó̤ uai pó; when a letter is incorrectly written, one should not dig it out and paste in another. uai tīo thô; scoop out the clay.

uai1037775 Awry, askew; deflected; depraved.
i kâi sim nai tn̂g; a depraved nature. cò̤ lío uai-uai chúa-chúa; made all askew. m̄ sĭ nai-chúa kùe lâi cū sĭ uai-chúa kùe khù, jw̆n cò̤. m̄ tît; if it does not lop over one way it will the other, and I cannot manage in any way to make it stand upright. i kâi kháu ngán ŏi uai-sîa; his mouth and eyes are awry.


úai10571578 To slip and step on the side of the foot; to sprain.
úai tîeh kha; to sprain one's ankle. kha úai kàu bŏi kîaⁿ; has sprained his leg so that he cannot walk. kîah thô̤ khah kûiⁿ, kîaⁿ lō phîh-phîh úai; the supports of my clogs are too high, and when I walk my feet slip. kŭa ôi úai lîh khṳ̀; my shoe split, by the turning of my foot.