As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- föður-ætt (fǫður-ætt)
- (or -átt), f. kinsfolk on the father’s side, Grág. i. 171, Nj. 25, Gþl. 158.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, föður-ætt may be more accurately written as fǫður-ætt.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᚢᚦᚢᚱ-ᛅᛏᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Njála. (D. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.