Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Lu’tin.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A sort of goblin in the mythology of Normandy, very similar to the house-spirits of Germany and Scandinavia. Sometimes it assumes the form of a horse ready equipped, and in this shape is called Le Cheval Bayard.   1
   To lutin is to twist hair into elflocks. Sometimes these mischievous urchins so tangle the mane of a horse or head of a child that the hair must be cut off.   2
   Le Prince Lutin, by the Countess D’Aulnoy.   3



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