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  • n. Recompense, payback; revenge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An equivalent, compensation, or satisfaction for injuries received; the payment or return which every Maori expected and demanded for any injury or injustice.
  • n. Any compensation for services; wages.

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  • n. sun god; counterpart of Akkadian Shamash


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From Maori utu.


  • In the Etruscan form, I can't help but be idly amused by Uθ- at the beginning which strongly reminds me of Sumerian utu 'sun'.

    Odysseus, Uthuze and Utnapishtim

  • 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.

    Odysseus, Uthuze and Utnapishtim

  • Will we see Raumbo in a t utu? by Margaret Bassett on Sunday, Nov 9, 2008 at 1: 24: 33 PM

    Conned Again

  • I duz a happpee danz fur utu seeing wen u kumz bak.

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  • Paleontologists nahatulan Dyurasiko Park upang tumingin napetsahan at utu-uto sa pagkatuklas na Velociraptors ay Feathers . »2007» Disyembre

  • But in the sitting room, he could wxinno utu/u witness 5 already see four prizes glittering on top of a piano.

    With No One as Witness

  • Justin sucked in a breath, half expecting the beach to erupt in a welter of Maori natives, their tattooed faces twisted in frenzied cries for utu, their sun-browned hands twined around the deadly hilts of their taiahas.

    Once An Angel

  • The cause of the quarrel was this: Tiki had had some of his pigs stolen by the natives of Waima, and he was seeking utu by robbing their sweet potato plantations, for which he was shot.

    A Narrative of a Nine Months' Residence in New Zealand in 1827

  • This month was called Toe utu va, or _digging again_, and so named from the yam crop.

    Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before

  • Beside the order of action (kamma), of the physical forces (utu), of biological forces (bīja, or germs), and of mind, there was, if one may so call it, the moral or regenerative cosmos – dhamma-niyama – by which the living universe evolved its Buddhas and toiled upward out of the eternal round of saŋsāra towards salvation and the ideal.

    Psalms of the Sisters


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  • According to Chris Cole in Wordplay, the shortest (with two others, uku & ulu) "uncommon word" beginning and ending with letter 'u'.

    June 2, 2008