Atgörða-lauss

Old Norse Dictionary - atgörða-lauss

Meaning of Old Norse word "atgörða-lauss" (or atgǫrða-lauss) in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

atgörða-lauss (atgǫrða-lauss)
adj. helpless, lazy, inactive, Al. 25: neut., atgörðarlaust er um e-t, no steps are taken, Fms. vi. 38.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, atgörða-lauss may be more accurately written as atgǫrða-lauss.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛏᚴᚢᚱᚦᛅ-ᛚᛅᚢᛋᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
l.
line.
neut.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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