See also: Lute

EnglishEdit

 
A man playing a lute

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French lut (modern luth), from Old French leüt, probably from Old Occitan laüt, from Arabic اَلْعُود(al-ʿūd, wood) (probably representing an Andalusian Arabic or North African pronunciation). Doublet of oud, lavta, and laouto.

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.
    Coordinate term: guitar
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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.

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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.
    • 1830, Thomas Thomson (chemist) The History of Chemistry, Vol. 1, p. 41:
      He employed a mixture of flour and white of egg spread upon a linen cloth to cement cracked glass vessels, and used other lutes for similar purposes.
  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 earth.
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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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Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlutɛ/, [ˈlutə]

AdjectiveEdit

lute

  1. inflection of luty:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural

Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

lute f

  1. lute

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DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: luit

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Middle Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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lûte f

  1. A lute.

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse lúta, from Proto-Germanic *lūtaną.

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VerbEdit

lute (present tense lutar/luter, past tense luta/lutte, past participle luta/lutt, passive infinitive lutast, present participle lutande, imperative lut)

  1. (intransitive) to bend over

Etymology 2Edit

From the noun lut m or f (lye).

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lute (present tense lutar, past tense luta, past participle luta, passive infinitive lutast, present participle lutande, imperative lute/lut)

  1. (transitive) to soak, treat in lye

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Norse hluta, from Proto-Germanic *hlutōną.

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lute (present tense lutar, past tense luta, past participle luta, passive infinitive lutast, present participle lutande, imperative lute/lut)

  1. to allot

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PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlu.tɛ/
  • Rhymes: -utɛ
  • Syllabification: lu‧te

AdjectiveEdit

lute

  1. inflection of luty:
    1. neuter nominative/accusative/vocative singular
    2. nonvirile nominative/accusative/vocative plural

NounEdit

lute m inan

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of luty

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

lute

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of lutar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of lutar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of lutar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of lutar