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

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— chwn —

chwn5276412 To tickle; to titillate.
i tó̤ ût, i so̤h tîo cúa-ang-teng khṳ̀ chwn i kâi phīⁿ-khang, ùaⁿ cē, īu khîeh koi-mô̤ⁿ khṳ̀ chwn i kâi hĭⁿ-khang; when she is sleeping, he rolls up a lamp-lighter and goes and tickles her nostril, and a little later he gets a feather and goes and tickles her ear. chwn i chéⁿ khí lâi; woke him up by tickling him lightly.

穿chwn1191164 To pervert; to turn aside.
khah chwn-châk; too much perverted from the original truth. sĭ tó̤ chwn-châk kâi; it is being perverted. chwn-suaⁿ-kah; the ant-eater. peh pō chwn îang; a hundred paces off. nâng kâi pâng lăi m̄ hó̤ thèng chwn jîp khṳ̀; do not without evident reason go into people's private rooms.

chwn119470 A rivulet.
suaⁿ chwn; mountain streams. chwn lîu put sek; an uninterrupted flow.

chẃn120309 To pant.
hm̄-hm̄-chẃn; asthmatic breathing. kîaⁿ kàu cí-kò̤ lâi tó̤ chẃn; coming here has put me out of breath. chẃn cêk kùa bŏi hiah; panted a half day without stopping.

chẁn7861691 A cross-pin; to join by a cross-pin.
àm chẁn; joined by a hidden pin. chẁn tŏ̤ hṳ́ pùe-ău; joined by a cross-pin on the back. pùe-ău cò̤ saⁿ ki chẁn; make three cross bar on the back. àiⁿ ēng kúi kò̤ lâi chẁn a sĭ àiⁿ ēng kàu kò̤ kâi? Do you wish to make it by joining several pieces with a bar mortised in, or to make it of a single piece? kang-hu hó̤ kâi, chẁn khṳ̀ cìaⁿ năi; make it with joints well fitted, and mortise in a bar through the pieces, then it will last.

chẁn12126 To lace together; to join by stringing on; to league.
chẁn phàu; a string of fire-crackers. chẁn bûeh-tói; to lace up the sole of a stocking. chẁn khí lâi, chẁn lô̤h khṳ̀; pass the string upward and downward through eyelet holes, as in lacing a boot. chẁn thong; to pass through an eyelet hole. chẁn kùe hìeⁿ pôiⁿ; pass it through to the other side. cīeⁿ ĕ m̄ chẁn; the foregoing and the following are not intimately connected. chẁn hâh; banded together. i nŏ̤ nâng chẁn-tâng kâi; the two are leagued together. àm-cĕⁿ chẁn-tâng; secretly leagued. chẁn mông; a concerted plan. sĭm kùe phah-chẁn kâi; far surpassing what could have been done by agreement.

chẁn12011810 To seize upon.
chẁn ūi; seize the throne. chẁn chì; murder the ruler. chẁn i kâi kok; seized his kingdom. i sĭ khṳt i chẁn khṳ̀; it was seized and taken away by him.

chẁn10278625 A mess of food; to mess separately.
íⁿ-keng kak kak hun chẁn lío; each of them has his own separate table. lêng kṳ, lêng chẁn; they are separately domiciled.

chŵn10121046 Convalescent.
chŵn-jú; recovered from illness. ui kàu chŵn-jú; entirely cured. i pēⁿ chŵn-jú a būe? Has he recovered yet? íⁿ-keng chŵn-jú lío; he is already convalescent. būe chŵn-jú; not yet well.

chŵn10121676 To select according to merit and capacity; to value aright. chŵn-sẁn; to estimate the quality, and select accordingly; to choose properly. kui pŏ chŵn-sẁn; returned to the Board for re-appointment, as certain officers are at the close of a term of office.

chŵn1013114 Completely; altogether; entire.
ŵn-chŵn; complete. chŵn tì, chŵn lêng; almighty and omnipotent. chŵn ke hok lôk; the whole family prospered. pù kùi sang chŵn; both rich and noble. chŵn hù cèng sîn; undivided energies. lṳ́ cò̤-nî chŵn-chŵn m̄ thiaⁿ úa? Why do you wholly disregard my wishes? úa lâi ku-ā hûe chŵn m̄ pat thóiⁿ-kìⁿ lṳ́; I came many times and never saw you at all. cía sî chŵn bŏi cîah; I cannot eat at all at this time. i chŵn àiⁿ; he altogether desires it. ŵn-chŵn cí kĭaⁿ sṳ̄; finish up this business. chŵn khîeh khṳ̀; take it away altogether. hok bô̤ sang chwn; bliss is never twice complete. bûn bú chŵn cai; he understands both military and civil affairs. cīeⁿ-sî chŵn bô̤ hŏ, jûah căi; there has been no rain lately and it is very hot. cí pńg cṳ úa thóiⁿ m̄ chŵn; I have not yet read this book through. chŵn hù hok-sek; a complete suit of clothes. chŵn sin phi kùa; completely accoutered. chŵn thàu; a complete equipment. chŵn tṳ chŵn îeⁿ; whole hogs and sheep. i chŵn m̄ hío sṳ̄; he does not understand the matter at all. chŵn cĭang lṳ́ lău nâng ke; it depends wholly upon your venerable self. khà chŵn théng; rouse the whole school of fish by striking the water. cí cuang kuaⁿ-si phah chŵn théng; this lawsuit has beaten the whole posse of them. lṳ́ chŵn m̄ pat hó̤ khiap; you are wholly ignorant of what is best or what is worst. lṳ́ kâi ūe tàⁿ lâi chŵn bŏi chò̤; what you said was faultless. pái chŵn cip-sṳ̄; bring out all the emblems off office. bw̄n chŵn; not the least. lṳ́ chŵn bô̤ sim khṳ̀ lí; you have no mind to do it.

chŵn119911 To order; to transmit orders.
chŵn i lâi kìⁿ; order him to appear. chŵn hō̤ láu-cìang kio bûn pôiⁿ kâi hō̤-pâng cêk īeⁿ; ushers are the same, whether in military or in civil service.