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Help an old English major?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Mahlon, Mar 14, 2005.


  1. Mahlon

    Mahlon

    Jan 27, 2005
    Bennettsville SC
    I've noticed the term "luthier" used frequently on this board. From the context it appears to be a maker of guitars. But I can't find the word in any of my dictionaries. Does anyone know where this word originated? Thanks. :meh:
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Notice the root: "lute" (guitar predecessor) build from there.
     
  3. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
  4. Mahlon

    Mahlon

    Jan 27, 2005
    Bennettsville SC
    Ah, french origin, thanks. I was double surprised to hear there is no th sound in the pronunciation. Loot ee er

    Thanks again.