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lutanist

[loot-n-ist] /ˈlut n ɪst/
noun
1.
Origin of lutanist
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600

lutenist

or lutanist

[loot-n-ist] /ˈlut n ɪst/
noun
1.
a person who plays the lute.
Origin
1590-1600; < Medieval Latin lūtānista, derivative of lūtāna lute; see -ist
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Examples from the Web for lutanist
Historical Examples
  • Qul-i-muammad the lutanist (ad) was another; he also played the guitar (ghichak) beautifully and added three strings to it.

    The Bbur-nma in English

    Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
  • When they asked him who he was, he answered, a lutanist, nor did the trial belie his profession.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
  • Instead of dropping down dead on the lute for envy, she thought it better to run away with the lutanist for love.

British Dictionary definitions for lutanist

lutanist

/ˈluːtənɪst/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of lutenist

lutenist

/ˈluːtənɪst/
noun
1.
a person who plays the lute
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Latin lūtānista, from lūtāna, apparently from Old French lutlute1
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