ChineseEdit

to pull; to lead to lift up
trad. (引擎)
simp. #(引擎)
 
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EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic matching of English engine. First entered Chinese through Shanghainese. Entered Taiwanese Hakka and Min Nan via Japanese エンジン (enjin).

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引擎

  1. engine (mechanical device or part of a car)
    引擎故障  ―  yǐnqíng gùzhàng  ―  engine failure
  2. (computing) engine (software or hardware system responsible for a specific task)
  3. (Taiwanese Hokkien and Hakka) motorcycle
    該晡暗晡下班騎著五十引擎 [Hakka, trad.]
    该晡暗晡下班骑著五十引擎 [Hakka, simp.]
    From: 2004, 林生祥 & 呂傳梓, 古錐仔
    Ke-pîn-am-pû hâ-pân, khì-tó ńg-sṳ̍p ên-chín. [Pha̍k-fa-sṳ]
    After getting off work that night, [you] rode a 50[cc] motorcycle.

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