ipu

ipu, n.

1. Cup-shaped piece of coconut shell, cup or basin made from coconut shell.

Ko‘ia te ipu ‘akari, ka ‘akautungā-‘ia koe.
Pick up the cup-shaped pieces of coconut shells or you‘ll be fined;

Tēia te pūtē ipu ‘ei ta‘u i tā‘au a‘i.
Here is a sack of coconut shells to stoke up your fire;

Tē ko‘i ngāra‘u ipu ‘akari nei au.
I‘m collecting charcoal burned from coconut shells.

2. Cup, basin (general term), (‘Ātiu, Ma‘uke, Miti‘āro dial.). Ipu katu, skull.

Kare rava i kitea, mari ra ko te ipu katu, e nga tapuae, e nga kapu-rima.
But they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands (2 Kings 9.35).
(See tāipu.)
[Pn. *ipu.]

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