v. (past sg.)
WA past pl. luggid
'lurched'(Modern English lug)
The only close comparanda for this v. are Sw, Norw dial lugga 'to pull a person's hair', and so a reconstructed ON *lugga is general accepted as etymon. Falk-Torp (and OED) relates it to the Gmc root *lug- 'to hang loose, slack'.
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Norw dial lugga, lugge, Sw lugga
Phonological and morphological markers
MED has citations from a variety of texts from c1390 Treat.Mass (Vrn) onwards. OED notes the common use of the sense 'to pull the hair of (a person)' in 'South Yorkshire and adjacent counties' (cp. EDD sense (4)).
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Cl 443; WA 3942