Kua to‘u kerekere tōna ngutu nō te pakari i te anu.
His lips were blue it was so cold;
‘E tangata ngutu petetue tērā.
That man has got thick lips;
te ngutu i runga
(Lev. 13.45), the upper lip.
Kua ketu te puaka i te repo ki tōna ngutu.
The pig rooted in the dirt with its snout;
‘E puaka ngutu roa tēia.
This pig has a long snout.
Kua paopao te manu i te one ki tōna ngutu.
The bird pecked the ground with its beak.
4. Spout; lip (of jug).
Kua repo te ngutu o tā‘au tīkata.
The spout of your kettle is dirty;
Kua nga‘ā te ngutu o te tiā.
The lip of the jug is broken.
5. (Narrowed) entrance, esp. that of the channel through the reef into the lagoon (ngutu ava).
Kua taka‘uri tō mātou vaka ki te ngutu o te ava.
Our canoe capsized at the entrance to the reef channel. (See tāngutu1,2, (tā)ngutu-‘are.) [Pn. *„utu.]