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dictionary of the swatow dialect.
4 To bulge; protuberant.
mâk thó-thó; protruding eyes. i kâi tó-câi thó chut lâi; he has rupture at the navel. i kâi mâk sĭ thó-cu, m̄ hó̤ ui; his eye has an extruded lens, an is incurable. ŭ kò̤ thó chut li pó kò̤ nap jîp; the places where it bulges out will make up for those where it juts in.
6 A hare or rabbit.
phah cêk ciah thò; shot a hare. i sĭ sìe thò kâi; he was born in the year of the hare. thò hâu; the hair of the rabbit, used for fine pencils or brushes.
3 To vomit; to disgorge; to spit out; to disclose; to tell all.
cīeⁿ li thò, ĕ li sìa; vomiting and purging simultaneously. sĭ cŏ-jîen cū thò sìa kâi; a sudden attack of vomiting with diarrhea. cîah lô̤h khṳ̀ cū thò chut lâi; threw it up as soon as he had taken it. cîh thò kàu tn̂g-tn̂g chut lâi; run your tongue out as far as possible. úa thiaⁿ i sĭ pùaⁿ thun pùaⁿ thò kâi ūe; I think he kept back a part, and told a part. hía ūe thun-thun thò-thò m̄ sĭ tît-tît cū tàⁿ; that is concealing some of the facts and disclosing others, it is not telling a straight-forward story. i hó̤-hó̤ sĭ-sĭ cò̤ ŏi áu-thò? How is it that he gags and vomits when there is no unusual cause for it? thò hueh; bleed at the lungs. thò kàu kŭa táⁿ chut lâi; threw up bile. phīⁿ tîeh cū thò; the smell of it makes me vomit. i m̄ khéng thò cin chêng; he is unwilling to disclose the real state of the case. ūe-ūe thó; retch and vomit. cí īeⁿ îeh ŏi cí thò; this medicine will stop the vomiting. i kâi cîⁿ cîah m̄ lô̤h lêng-ūaⁿ thò chut lâi hâiⁿ nâng; he could not make way with the money, and so disgorged and returned it. cang îeh kẁn i thò; take medicine to produce vomiting. àiⁿ thò bŏi thò; am nauseated but cannot vomit.
10 Earth; soil; mud; clods; dirt.
tàⁿ thô; to carry earth in baskets slung at the ends of a pole over the shoulder. chîeⁿ sĭ thô chîeⁿ; the wall is a mud wall. co̤h thô sîaⁿ; build amud village. thôu ûi; an enclosing wall made of earth. thô khò; a cellar. thô kang; a sexton; to work in earth. bói kúi sin thô ang-kíaⁿ khṳt a-noⁿ-kíaⁿ hùe thit-thô̤; buy some clay dolls for the children to play with. líu cĕ suaⁿ thô lâi tĭen hó̤ a sĭ líu hái thô̤ lâi tĭen hó̤? Shall I dig the earth to fill it in with from the hills or from the shore? cía suaⁿ kâi thô-sek hó̤; the soil on these hills appears good.
cí kò̤ kâi thô kien-jŭn căi; the soil here is very mellow. thô-láng; artificial mill-stones, made of earth, nad used in hulling rice.
6 To send forward by the pressure of a liquid.
thō îeh-îⁿ, àiⁿ cang sĭm-mûeh thō? What shall I take after the pills to send them down? cá-sîn li cang tăⁿ-ĭam-thng thō; when I took them before I rinsed them down with water that had been boiled and salted. ēng kieⁿ-thng thō; take ginger-tea to send it down with. chong cho̤h nêk-chò̤-thng lâi thō pn̄g; make some broth to assist the rice in its course down the gullet.
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5 To drag along; to haul after one; to pull along by the hand.
i sĭ khṳt i thoa-lŭi tîeh kâi; she became involved in it through him. i kâi ūe tàⁿ lío thoa nî tòa cúi; he drags the subject of his speech through mud and water; he has a very turgid and verbose style of walking. cêk ē khah tn̂g thoa-thoa tâh-tâh, to m̄-hó̤; if it be too long it draggles on the ground and gets under foot and is very troublesome. tṳ tó̤ thoa sim-mûeh? What is the pig trailing after him?
8 To take along with one; to bring at the same time.
lṳ́ ín-thòa i khṳ̀ tī kò̤? Whither are you leading him? ŭ nâng ín-thòa i khṳ̀; some one is conducting him away. thòa-lîen-l̆ui tîeh pât nâng; implicate others. thòa chíu khîeh lâi; bring it along when you come. cí cêk thòa kâi chù lóng-cóng i kâi; all these dwellings are his. thòa tàⁿ ke kúi taⁿ lâi; while you are about it bring a few more carries. cûn àiⁿ lâi li kŭa hía hùe-mûeh thòa cài lâi; when the boat is coming bring those goods along in it.
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10 To weed; to clear grounds of grass.
thóaⁿ cháu; pull up the weeds. cháu thóaⁿ cheng-khih lío; the weeds are all pulled.
13 Tough hard wood, resembling rosewood.
thôaⁿ-hieⁿ; sandal wood.
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9 To rub or grate an article on something below it.
thoah tīo i kâi phûe; grate off its rind. saⁿ khṳt i thoah phùa khṳ̀; he has rubbed a hole through the garment in scrubbing it on the