Utu [oo-too] Examples noun

  1. the Sumerian sun god: the counterpart of the Akkadian Shamash.

Examples from the Web for utu Historical Examples of utu

  • As to Utu, there is some doubt whether it represents a real pronunciation or not.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

    Morris Jastrow

  • The pakeha was drowning the Maori for (p. 23) utu for himself, in case he should be drowned.

    Old New Zealand

    Earl of Pembroke.

  • Utu took up his abode, as we have already noted, at Matautu.

    Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before

    George Turner

  • Utu—payment, satisfaction, revenge—summed up in a word the darker side of the Maori character.

    The adventures of Kimble Bent

    James Cowan

  • That, indeed, would be utu—though long-deferred utu—for his kinsmen who fell to the pakeha bullets at Rangiriri and Orakau!

    The adventures of Kimble Bent

    James Cowan

  • British Dictionary definitions for utu utu noun NZ

    1. compensation or reward
    2. revenge or retribution
    3. payment, price, or money

    Word Origin for utu Māori

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