LöskrOld Norse Dictionary - löskr
Meaning of Old Norse word "löskr" (or lǫskr) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- löskr (lǫskr)
- adj., acc. löskvan, [cp. Engl. lazy; in early Swed. loska-mader = a bachelor, loska-kona = a spinster, loska-læghe = stuprum; cp. Swed. losk, Dan. luske, and Icel. lið-leskja]:—weak, idle; löskvan láð-mann, Fas. ii. (in a verse); löskr mun hann æ heitinn, Am. 57; löskvan þátt, the weak side (in a moral sense), Harms. 13.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, löskr may be more accurately written as lǫskr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᛋᚴᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Atla-mál. (A. II.)
- Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
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