lutenist

or lu·ta·nist

[loot-n-ist]

Origin of lutenist

1590–1600; < Medieval Latin lūtānista, derivative of lūtāna lute; see -ist
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Historical Examples of lutenist

  • No wonder that a lutenist should have been said to spend three-quarters of his existence in tuning his instrument.


British Dictionary definitions for lutenist

lutenist

lutanist or sometimes US and Canadian lutist (ˈluːtɪst)

noun
  1. a person who plays the lute

Word Origin for lutenist

C17: from Medieval Latin lūtānista, from lūtāna, apparently from Old French lut lute 1
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