prosper. hôk chîu; to pay off a grudge. hôk-tńg ngŵn īeⁿ; revert to the original species. hôk ûah; to return to life. khiok-hôk sîaⁿ-tî; to recover the city. kàu cṳ́ sî cū hôk îⁿ; at midnight it will again be full-orbed. hôk i kâi lói; reciprocate his courtesy. cang sĭm-mûeh lâi hôk i kâi nâng-chêng? In what way shall we reciprocate his kindness? chê hôk; examine and report on. pín hôk; reply that an order is performed.
6 A square cloth.
pau-hôk; pau-kó̤; a bundle wrapped in a square cloth. pau-hôk phûe; pau-kó̤ phûe; a strong square cloth for wrapping bedding or clothes.
6 A fungus-like substance found on the roots of fir trees.
hôk-lĕng; the medicine known as China root. hôk-lĕng ko̤; a kind of cake made of China root. thó hôk-lĕng; thó-hôk; the root of the Smilax chinensis. pêh hôk; chiah hôk; white and flesh colored fungus.
8 A frontier, a border, a region; a far-off territory; lands; states.
úa pat thóiⁿ-kìⁿ sai-hôk bŭn-kìen-lôk; I have seen a book of travels in the outlying western regions. cô̤h hôk; border states. ĭ hôk; strange lands. nán kâi kùi kok kiang-hôk ŭ jîeh khuah? How extensive are the boundaries of your noble country?
4 To conceal; to lie perdue; to prostrate one's self.
hôk piaⁿ; troops in ambush. hôk piaⁿ khí lâi côih-tn̆g i kâi lō; the ambushed soldiers rose up and cut off his retreat. màiⁿ hôk piaⁿ bé tŏ̤ chīu-lîm lăi; do not conceal the mounted troops in the thicket. hok ti chiaⁿ cue; bow down and ask for punishment, hṳ́-kò̤ hok ŭ nâng-be to ko; there are people lying there in ambush, saⁿ hok jit; three decades in summer, when people hold themselves in retirement; dog-days.
4 Perchance; perhaps; if.
úa hôk-cía àiⁿ lâi; I may perhaps come. hôk sĭ lṳ́ àiⁿ lâi li cá cē; if you come, come early. lṳ́ ak-hôk m̄ lâi li soiⁿ kio úa tàⁿ; if you are not coming, tell me beforehand. hôk ŭ nâng mn̄g lṳ́, lṳ́ tîeh cìeⁿ-seⁿ ìn; if anyone should ask you, you must thus answer. cí īeⁿ hôk ā-sĭ bô̤ li bói cò̤ hṳ́ īeⁿ; if there should be none of this sort, then buy that sort instead. hôk sĭ ŭ hôk sĭ bô̤ li kio úa tàⁿ -tîeh; should there be any, or should there not be any, in any case tell me definitely.
8 To delude, to lead astray; to inveigle.
sim lăi gî- ; suspicious. màiⁿ sái nâng gî-hôk; do not make people distrust. i sĭ kōi mîⁿ-hôk kâi nâng; he is easily gulled. sîa kà to sĭ bû sì hôk mîn kâi ūe; evil teachings are what unsettle and delude the people. cang cía kâi lâi mîⁿ-hôk nâng sim; made use of this to lead people's minds astray. có̤ tău hôk cèng; false doctrines mislead all. íu-hôk; to beguile. màiⁿ khṳt i íu-hôk khṳ̀; do not be deluded by him.
4 Garments; apparel; to take medicine; a dose; to wait on; to serve; habituated.
i-hôk; clothing. hôk-sek; apparel. hà hôk; mourning garments. bô̤ hôk; destitute of clothing. cĭeⁿ chîo cū chēng chîo-hôk; when one goes to court he wears a court dress. ôiⁿ sî khṳ̀ ke li chēng pĭen hôk; when one goes home in intervals of labor, he may wear his working dress. kong hôk; one's best clothes. saⁿ nî hôk; garments worn during the three years of mourning for a parent. hôk îeh bô̤ hāu; there is no merit made in taking medicine. ēng cîah kúi hôk îeh cìaⁿ hó̤; after a few doses of medicine you will be well. cêk hôk îeh cū chŵn-jú; got well after one dose of medicine. su-hôk; to wait on; to yield submission. hôk-sṳ̆; to serve. síe sim hôk-sṳ̆; carefully attend upon. m̄ hôk cúi thó; not acclimated; not accustomed to the place. m̄ hôk kà-hùn; intractable. m̄ khéng hâng-hôk i; would not submit to him. cìeⁿ-sî kâi nâng bô̤ mih su-hôk; the people of the present time are not docile. -cīeⁿ m̄ su-hôk; his disease does not yield to treatment. cí cho̤h îeh cîah lô̤h khṳ̀ su-hôk căi; after taking this medicine the desired effect followed. i m̄ hôk i lău; he is not willing to be regarded as old; does not succumb to his years.
11 cîeh-hôk; an orchid, used as a tonic medicine. It grows on the rocks in southern China. kim-thoi cîeh-hôk; a species of orchid which turns yellow when dried.
— hong —
18 A district on the Yang-tsze River where the firewells are.
hong-to; hong-to tī-gêk; Tophet. sí ău phah lô̤h hong-to; sent after death to Tophet. hong-to tăi-tì; the great ruler of Hades.
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dictionary of the swatow dialect.