Fjör-löstr

Old Norse Dictionary - fjör-löstr

Meaning of Old Norse word "fjör-löstr" (or fjǫr-lǫstr) in English.

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

fjör-löstr (fjǫr-lǫstr)
m. loss of life, Grág. i. 187, Fms. xi. 135; used in the phrase, verða e-m að fjörlesti, to cause one’s death, Gísl. 62.

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

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

Abbreviations used:

l.
line.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
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