As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
- a. uneven, unequal, of various qualities, indifferent, rather bad (samfarar þeirra vóru ~ar); mœta misjöfnu, to meet with hardships (sá verðr at mœta misjöfnu, er víða ferr); þessi ætlan þótti mönnum misjöfn, there were different opinions about this undertaking.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᛋᛁᛅᚠᚾ
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