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lútu

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lútu or dil.ie/31154

Forms: lautu, lúta

n n, [m.] (lu-?) the little finger . Also lautu, later lúta. in da mér ata nessam do lutain, Thes. ii 249.11 . lautu .i. lau cech mbecc .i. mér is luga fil forsin láim, Corm. Bodl. 10.13 . lauda . . . is é mer is lauga isin lāim é, Corm. Y 809 = lúda, Corm. p. 26 . scothais C. a lúdain de, Fél.² cvi 33 . teascaid . . . in clerech a lúdain de, xlix 29 . snaithi immon mer as nesam don ludain, Laws ii 120.1 Comm . a mér lutan d'eiterimdibe, H 3.18, 336 ( lutain, O'Curry 697 ). In legal maxim: `uan molt i lutain' .i. is fiu pingin ┐rl., O'Curry 590 ( H 3.18, 291 ). Of little finger as measure: lutu laime fir domidighthur dia tigut `a man's little finger measures it in thickness', Laws ii 232.21 , glossed ordluch lutun, 22 .

Appar. of other parts of the body: dibaircid di (i.e. ben) conda ecmaic tara lutain (`with mark of aspiration over t imperfectly erased', Edd.), LU 1540 = luthain, MU² 1049 (podex, Gloss.). fri lairge luthain (leg. lutain) .i. . . . fri toin na gabla, O'Dav. 1204.