Öfund-laussOld Norse Dictionary - öfund-lauss
Meaning of Old Norse word "öfund-lauss" (or ǫfund-lauss) in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- öfund-lauss (ǫfund-lauss)
- adj. unenvied, Grág. i. 452: gjöfin var eigi öfundlaus, Ó. H. 173: the saving, aumr er öfundlauss maðr, wretched indeed must the person be whom nobody envies.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, öfund-lauss may be more accurately written as ǫfund-lauss.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚢᚠᚢᚾᛏ-ᛚᛅᚢᛋᛋ
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.)
- Ó. H.
- Ólafs Saga Helga. (E. I.)