As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
jafn Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) even; jöfn tala, even number;
- 2) equal, the same; þínar (viz. ferðir) verða flestar jafnastar, thy doings are mostly the same, all equally bad; hann var ellefu vetra ok sterkr at jöfnum aldri, and strong for his age; jafn e-m, equal to one; jafnt er sem þér sýnist, af er fótrinn, it is just as it appears to thee, the leg is off; komast til jafns við e-n, hafa e-t til jafns við e-n, to equal one, be one’s match in a thing; at jöfnu, equally, in equal shares.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛁᛅᚠᚾ
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