Old Norse Dictionary - laga-löstr

Meaning of Old Norse word "laga-löstr" (or laga-lǫstr) in English.

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

laga-löstr (laga-lǫstr)
n. an evasion of law, Grág. ii. 24, 37, 41, Nj. 187.

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

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Grágás. (B. I.)
Njála. (D. II.)
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