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n.

    1. Cup-shaped piece of coconut shell, cup or basin made from coconut shell. Koia te ipu akari, ka akautunga-ia koe. Pick up the cup-shaped pieces of coconut shells or youll be fined; Teia te pute ipu ei tau i taau ai. Here is a sack of coconut shells to stoke up your fire; Te koi ngarau ipu akari nei au. Im collecting charcoal burned from coconut shells.
    2. Cup, basin (general term), (Atiu, Mauke, Mitiaro 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 taipu.) [Pn. *ipu.]

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