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yue4
Yue [General name given to coastal region of southeast China; previously a state name].
min3
[Name of a section of 越; is now often used as a poetic term for Fujian].
ling3
Peak, mountain range.
she2
Snake, serpent.
ba1
Eight.
zhang4
[Measurement of length, approximately ten feet].
土俗
tu3su2
The local population; popular sentiment.

Although in this case the term is obviously meant to refer to the local populace, this compound is very close in meaning to 世俗 (227a, L28).

(2)
chang2
*1. Always, invariably.
2. Constancy; constant rule.

Note: this is slightly different in meaning from modern Mandarin “often.”
ye3
To smelt, to fuse.

Here, used in a place name.
東冶
dong1ye3
The district of Dongye.
du1
City, town, capital.
wei4
Commandant, commander, colonel.
屬城
shu3cheng2
Municipal.

The meaning of 屬 here is 435-1. In bureaucratic language this character can be prefixed to administrative units to indicate the scope of a public office.
長吏
zhang3li4
High-ranking officials.
meng4
Dream; to dream.
yu4
To inform, to tell, to warn.
wu1
Wizard, witch, shaman.
zhu4
To invoke, to pray to; to congratulate.

Here, implies 祝者 (“priest,” “priestess”).
dan4
To bite, to devour.
令長
ling zhang3
District magistrate.
bing4
Together, all.

Here it is used as part of a synonym compound, 並共.
qi4
Vapor, miasma; essence, inner substance.
bi4
Maidservant, female slave.
song4
To send, to see off, to escort.
xue4
Cave, hole.
nie4
To bite, to chew.
爾時
er3shi2
At that time (variant for 此時).
yu4
To prepare, to make ready.
mu4
To draft, to conscript.
suo3
To search, to look for.
將樂
jiang1le4
Jiangle [name of a county].

(2)
li3
1. Plum.
*2. [A surname.]
dan4
1. Birth.
2. Preposterous, ridiculous.

Here, a personal name.
李誕
li3dan4
Li Dan [a person’s name].
ji4
To send; to lodge, to stay temporarily.

Here, a person’s name.
ti2
[A kind of light red silk.]

Here, part of a person’s name.
ying2
To wind around, to coil.

This is a variant of the character 縈, and is here used as part of a person’s name.
緹萦
ti2ying2
Tiying [the name of a filial girl from the Hàn 漢 dynasty].

Her full name was Chúnyú Tíyíng 淳于緹萦. In the second century B.C.E., when her parents were convicted of a crime, she offered herself as a slave to redeem them. The emperor felt mercy for her and freed her parents.
ji4
To rescue, to assist.
zao3
Early; morning.
qian2
Copper cash.
lian2
To love, to cherish, to feel sorry for; to admire, to envy.
告請
gao4qing3
To request.

A synonym compound.
zha4
To bite.
miao4
Temple, shrine.

(2)
shi2
1. Stone, rock.
*2. [a measure for liquids, roughly equivalent to a gallon].
mi3
Rice.
ci2
Rice balls.
mi4
Honey.
chao3
Roasted barley flour.
guan4
To water, to soak, to flow into.
jun1
Grain bin.
chi3
[Measurement of length, about 10 inches; usually translated as “foot”].
jing4
Mirror.
xiang1
Scent, fragrance; fragrant; incense.
zhuo2
To cut, to hack.
chuang1
Wound.
tong4
Sore, aching, painful.

(3)
ji2
*1. Severe, sharp.
2. Swift, quick; to hurry.
3. To be anxious; to be in a state of crisis.

A common character in all of these meanings, though only meaning #1 occurs in our texts.
yong3
To leap, to jump.

Also written 踴 (774).
du2
Skull.
lou2
Skull.

髑髏 is a common synonym compound (in fact, it is rare to see these two characters separate from each other).
zha4
To upbraid, to pity.
que4
Timid, cowardly; to be afraid.
min3
To pity.
huan3
Slow, gradual; slowly, leisurely.
pin4
To marry, to wed, to betroth.
bai4
To bow; to do reverence to; to appoint [to a post].

拜為 is a standard way of saying “was appointed as . . .”
yao1
Strange, weird, supernatural; demon, phantom; bewitching, seductive.
ge1
Song; to sing.