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).