Old Norse Dictionary - höfðingja-lauss

Meaning of Old Norse word "höfðingja-lauss" (or hǫfðingja-lauss) in English.

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

höfðingja-lauss (hǫfðingja-lauss)
adj. chiefless, Fms. i. 220, vii. 182.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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