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
Works & Authors cited:
- H. E.
- Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)