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See also: UTU, Utu, and ütü

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Maori utu.

NounEdit

utu (uncountable)

  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.

BugineseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

utu

  1. louse (insect)

FinnishEdit

(index u)

 
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Utu.

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *utu.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈutu/, [ˈut̪u]
  • Hyphenation: u‧tu

NounEdit

utu

  1. haze, mist (of water vapor)

Usage notesEdit

  • 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.
  • utu is used for haze caused by water vapor - if the haze is caused by something else, it is called auer.

DeclensionEdit

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 udulle uduille
essive utuna utuina
translative uduksi uduiksi
instructive uduin
abessive udutta uduitta
comitative utuineen

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IngrianEdit

NounEdit

utu

  1. fog

MaoriEdit

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

u- (-ness) +‎ -tu (person)

NounEdit

utu (u class, no plural)

  1. humanity, human nature, ubuntu

ZazakiEdit

NounEdit

utu (m)

  1. iron (device for pressing clothes)