ChineseEdit

customer; visitor; guest frivolous; unsteady; delay
simp. and trad.
(客佻)
alternative forms

EtymologyEdit

From the same source as Min Nan 𨑨迌 (chhit-thô, thit-thô). Compare the words for “play” in various coastal Min dialects plus Wenzhounese, arranged from north to south:

Wenzhou kuo3 diɛ6
Fuding tʰaʔ7 lieu2
Zhouning tʰaʔ7 liu2
Ningde tʰaʔ7 liu2
Gutian kʰa7 liau1
Youxi Yangzhong kʰaʔ7 tiɛu2
Youxi Chengguan kʰa7 kʰio2
Youxi Tangchuan kʰa5 tʰiɤ2
Youxi Zhongxian kʰa7 tʰio2
Fuzhou kʰaʔ6 liu2
Putian tʰaʔ7 liɐu2
Yongchun tʰit7 (tʰo2)
Quanzhou tʰit7 (tʰo2)
Longyan tʰit7 (tʰio2)
Xiamen t͡ɕʰit7 tʰo2
Zhangzhou t͡ɕʰit7 tʰo2

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VerbEdit

客佻

  1. (Min Dong) to play

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