- one; single; a; (before verbs) as soon as, once; (before a noun) entire (family, etc.)
eat; taste; entice (with a bait) lychee threehandle; (a measure word); (marker for direct-object); to hold; to contain; to grasp; to take hold offire; angry; fierce; fiery; thriving simp. and trad.
一 啖 荔枝 三 把 火 Literally: “one bite of lychee [equals] three flaming torches”.
Corruption of a line in 《惠州一絕》 by Su Shi: