lauss

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Icelandic[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lauss

  1. genitive singular masculine of laus
  2. genitive singular neuter of laus

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lausaz, whence also Old English lēas, Old High German lōs; from Proto-Indo-European *lewH-, *lū- (to untie, set free, separate), whence also Ancient Greek λύω (lúō).

Adjective[edit]

lauss (comparative lausari, superlative lausastr)

  1. loose

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Bokmål: løs
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: laus
  • Swedish: lös

References[edit]

  • lauss in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press