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EnglishEdit

 
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A man playing a lute

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French lut (modern luth), from Old French leüt, probably from Old Provençal laüt, from Arabic اَلْعُود (al-ʿūd, wood) (probably representing an Andalusian Arabic or North African pronunciation).

NounEdit

lute (plural lutes)

  1. A fretted stringed instrument of European origin, similar to the guitar, having a bowl-shaped body or soundbox; any of a wide variety of chordophones with a pear-shaped body and a neck whose upper surface is in the same plane as the soundboard, with strings along the neck and parallel to the soundboard.
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VerbEdit

lute (third-person singular simple present lutes, present participle luting, simple past and past participle luted)

  1. To play on a lute, or as if on a lute.
    • Tennyson
      Knaves are men / That lute and flute fantastic tenderness.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old French lut, ultimately from Latin lutum (mud).

NounEdit

lute (countable and uncountable, plural lutes)

  1. Thick sticky clay or cement used to close up a hole or gap, especially to make something air-tight.
  2. A packing ring, as of rubber, for fruit jars, etc.
  3. (brickmaking) A straight-edged piece of wood for striking off superfluous clay from mould.

VerbEdit

lute (third-person singular simple present lutes, present participle luting, simple past and past participle luted)

  1. To fix or fasten something with lute.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘A Friend's Friend’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio Society 2005, page 179:
      To protect everything till it dried, a man [] luted a big blue paper cap from a cracker, with meringue-cream, low down on Jevon's forehead.

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NounEdit

lute f

  1. lute

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Further readingEdit

  • lute (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French leut (lute, stringed instrument with a wide corpus), from Old French leüt (lute), probably from Old Provençal laüt, from Arabic عود (al-ʿūd, wood).

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NounEdit

lûte f

  1. A lute.

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VerbEdit

lute

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of lutar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of lutar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of lutar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of lutar