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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Utu, Utug(noun)

    sun god; counterpart of Akkadian Shamash


  1. utu(Noun)

    Recompense, payback; revenge.

    Etymology: From utu.

  2. Utu(Noun)

    a Mu0101ori word referring to a ritualised revenge or payback to restore balance.

    Etymology: From utu.

  3. Utu(Noun)

    an Estonian gunboat during World War II

    Etymology: From utu.

  4. Utu(ProperNoun)

    a Sumerian deity, in Sumerian mythology, Utu is the son of the moon god Nanna and the goddess Ningal.

    Etymology: From utu.


  1. Utu

    Utu is the Sun god in Sumerian mythology, the son of the moon god Nanna and the goddess Ningal. His brother and sisters are Ishkur and the twins Inanna and Ereshkigal. Utu is the god of the sun, justice, application of law, and the lord of truth. He is usually depicted as wearing a horned helmet and carrying a saw-edged weapon not unlike a pruning saw. It is thought that every day, Utu emerges from a mountain in the east, symbolizing dawn, and travels either via chariot or boat across the Earth, returning to a hole in a mountain in the west, symbolizing sunset. Every night, Utu descends into the underworld to decide the fate of the dead. He is also depicted as carrying a mace, and standing with one foot on a mountain. It's symbol is "sun rays from the shoulders, and or sun disk or a saw". The sun god is only modestly mentioned in Sumerian mythology with one of the notable exceptions being the Epic of Gilgamesh. In the myth, Gilgamesh seeks to establish his name with the assistance of Utu, because of his connection with the cedar mountain. Gilgamesh and his father, Lugalbanda were kings of the first dynasty of Uruk, a lineage that Jeffrey H. Tigay suggested could be traced back to Utu himself. He further suggested that Lugalbanda's association with the sun-god in the Old Babylonian version of the epic strengthened "the impression that at one point in the history of the tradition the sun-god was also invoked as an ancestor".

Editors Contribution

  1. UTU

    UTU in Ki Swahili means Humane/Humanity/personality. UTU has a much more profound translation to it and it very much valued in communities.

    Whereby a person is said to have ITS it means they are of good character/personality hold value to humanity they consider matters with a humane point of view .

    Submitted by anonymous on July 17, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of utu in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of utu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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