lutte

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See also: lutté

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, from Late Latin lucta, from Latin luctor (I wrestle). Compare Italian lotta, Spanish lucha and Romanian luptă.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lyt/
  • (file)
  • (Quebec) IPA(key): /lʏt/

Noun[edit]

lutte f (plural luttes)

  1. (literally or figuratively) struggle, fight, battle
    • 1923, Marcel Proust, À la recherche du temps perdu, Volume 6 (La Prisonnière), Chapter 1
      Heureux ceux qui le comprennent assez tôt pour ne pas trop prolonger une lutte inutile, épuisante...
      Happy are they who understand in time not to prolong a useless, exhausting struggle...
    La lutte contre le capitalisme
    The struggle against capitalism
  2. (sports) wrestling

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Verb[edit]

lutte

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lutter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of lutter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of lutter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of lutter
  5. second-person singular imperative of lutter

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Participle[edit]

lutte

  1. definite singular of lutt
  2. plural of lutt

Verb[edit]

lutte

  1. past tense of luta and lute