As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj. a law term, ‘bootless,’ getting no redress; hafa sár bótalaust, Rd. 269: irreparable, Fms. i. 264, Hom. 121.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᛏᛅ-ᛚᛅᚢᛋᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Reykdæla Saga. (D. II.)
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