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A man playing a lute

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Etymology 1

From Middle French lut (modern luth), from Old French leüt, probably from [[w:Template:lang:pro language|Template:lang:pro]][[Category:Template:lang:pro derivations]] laüt, from Arabic العود (al-‘ūd), wood) (probably representing a Hispano-Arabic or North African pronunciation).

Noun

Singular
lute

Plural
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lute ({{{1}}})
  1. A fretted stringed instrument similar to a guitar having a bowl shaped body or soundbox.
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Etymology 2

From Old French lut, ultimately from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] lutum (mud).

Noun

Singular
lute

Plural
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lute ({{{1}}})
  1. Thick sticky clay or cement used to close up a hole or gap, especially to make something air-tight.

Verb

Infinitive
to lute

Third person singular
lut

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to lute (third-person singular simple present lut, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To fix or fasten something with lute.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘A Friend's Friend’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio Society 2005, p. 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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