Definitions

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  • proper n. a Sumerian deity, in Sumerian mythology, Utu is the son of the moon god Nanna and the goddess Ningal.
  • n. a Māori word referring to a ritualised revenge or payback to restore balance.
  • n. an Estonian gunboat during World War II

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Examples

  • They trace the origin of the name of their place to Lautalatoa of Fiji, whose son, called Utu, resided there.

    Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before

  • 'Utu' would thus again designate the sun as 'that which shines forth.'

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

  • The first is a page from "The Beasts of Kay-7" A new comic to debut at Stumptown, and the second image is the cover of "Utu" my first comic. "

    The Comics Journal

  • Utu was radical but hasn't had the kindness of time.

    Sundance Video Review: Taika Waititi's New Film 'Boy' « FirstShowing.net

  • He protests vigorously and is helped to escape by his brother-in-law Utu, the Sun-god.

    Valerie Tarico: Ancient Sumerian Origins of the Easter Story

  • That is to say, Sumerian Utu-zi 'Life-breath of the sun' would have become a partial calque Ut(a)-napishtim which would be reinterpreted by scribes and priests to mean 'he found (uta-) life-breath (napishtim)' (nb. the replacement of Sum. utu 'sun' with Bab. ūta 'found') and thus back into Sumerian with the reformulated Zi-ud-sura 'Life of long days', now implying a character who has found immortality.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • This combined with a free-word association with Utnapishtim, the legendary Babylonian survivor of the World Flood, evokes a Sumerian name Utu-zi 'Life-breath of the sun' being readapted to Ut-napishtim napishtim = 'life, breath' but still written in script using the Sumerograms UD-ZI1.

    Odysseus, Uthuze and Utnapishtim

  • However, the question is exactly how the name entered Greek and how a Sumerian name Utu-zi suggested by the Babylonian rendering of the name Utnapishtim UD.ZItim might have even influenced Greek if Sumerian is said to have been a dead language by the beginning of the 2nd millenium BCE!

    A Pre-Greek name for Odysseus

  • Wallis and Futunaname: Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea) geographic coordinates: 13 57 S, 171 56 W time difference: UTC+12 (17 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

    Capital

  • Capital: name: Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea) geographic coordinates: 13 57 S, 171 56 W time difference: UTC+12 (17 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

    Wallis and Futuna

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