- the Sumerian sun god: the counterpart of the Akkadian Shamash.
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Examples from the Web for utu
As to Utu, there is some doubt whether it represents a real pronunciation or not.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
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
Utu—payment, satisfaction, revenge—summed up in a word the darker side of the Maori character.
That, indeed, would be utu—though long-deferred utu—for his kinsmen who fell to the pakeha bullets at Rangiriri and Orakau!
- compensation or reward
- revenge or retribution
- payment, price, or money
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