Of dialectal origin, likely from Middle English louten ("to bow, bend low, stoop over") from Old English lutian from Proto-Germanic *lutōną. Cognate with Old Norse lútr, Gothic 𐌻𐌿𐍄𐍉𐌽. Non-Germanic cognates are probably Old Church Slavonic лоудити, Serbo-Croatian lud and Albanian lut.
From Middle English louten, from Old English lūtan, from Proto-Germanic *lūtaną. Cognate with Old Norse lúta, Danish lude, Norwegian lute, Swedish luta.
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