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
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.