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
Works & Authors cited:
- Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.