Old Norse Dictionary - föður-lauss

Meaning of Old Norse word "föður-lauss" (or fǫður-lauss) in English.

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

föður-lauss (fǫður-lauss)
adj. fatherless, H. E. i. 237.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
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