utu

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See also: UTU, Utu, ütü, and 'utu

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Maori utu.

Noun[edit]

utu

  1. (New Zealand) Recompense, payback; revenge.
    • 2008, Christina Thompson, Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All, Bloomsbury 2009, p. 129:
      Utu demanded that both favors and grievances be repaid in kind, but it was the grievances, naturally, that caused the most trouble.
    • 2011, Andrew Alderson, New Zealand Herald, 19 Sep 2011:
      The match had been touted as a chance for utu after the 1999 and 2007 All Blacks World Cup defeats.

Buginese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kutu, from Proto-Austronesian *kuCu.

Noun[edit]

utu

  1. louse (insect)

Finnish[edit]

(index u)

Finnish Wikipedia has an article on:

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Utu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈutu/
  • Hyphenation: u‧tu

Noun[edit]

utu

  1. haze, mist

Declension[edit]

Inflection of utu (Kotus type 1/valo, t-d gradation)
nominative utu udut
genitive udun utujen
partitive utua utuja
illative utuun utuihin
singular plural
nominative utu udut
accusative nom.? utu udut
gen. udun
genitive udun utujen
partitive utua utuja
inessive udussa uduissa
elative udusta uduista
illative utuun utuihin
adessive udulla uduilla
ablative udulta uduilta
allative udulleˣ uduilleˣ
essive utuna utuina
translative uduksi uduiksi
instructive uduin
abessive udutta uduitta
comitative utuineen

Usage notes[edit]

  • The words sumu, usva and utu all describe "visible water vapor lightly suspended near the ground", but at different degrees. Sumu is the thickest and utu thinnest.

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Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian, from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *utuŋ (compare Indonesian untung, Malay untung).

Noun[edit]

utu

  1. pay

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

u- ‎(-ness) +‎ mtu ‎(man)

Noun[edit]

utu (u class, no plural)

  1. manhood