Calzephyr (calzephyr77) wrote in 1word1day,

Wednesday Word: Ulu

Ulu - noun.

A traditional knife carried by Inuit and other First Nations women. It's an all-purpose tool that can be used for cleaning animals to cutting food. Contemporary ulus are made from metal, but, in the past, they were made from slate.

Below is one example--Wikipedia has a few more along with traditional names for the knife.

Inuit Ulu.JPG

Western Arctic style ulu Public Domain, Link

Tags: inuit, noun, u, wordsmith: calzephyr77

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