As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
mis Old Norse word can mean:
- adv., also á mis, the older form of which was miss, which remains in missa, missir, miss-eri, and was in the earliest times sounded so, as may be seen from such rhymes as miss-löng, vissa, Fms. xi. 196 (in a verse of the beginning of the 11th century); [Ulf. misso = ἀλλήλων, prop. a subst. = Lat. vices]:—amiss, denoting to miss one another, pass one another without meeting: þá ríðr hann undir melinn hjá Mosvöllum er þeir bræðr ríða hit efra ok farask þeir hjá á mis, Gísl. 19; as also simply farast á mis, to pass by one another so as to miss; sverð Saul hjó aldri mis, Stj. 495, 2 Sam. ii. 22; hann ætlaði at drepa keisarann … en grípr á mis Karlamagnús, he intended to slay the emperor Charlemagne, but missed him, Karl. 151; gripu þeir á miss hins bezta ráðs, they missed their opportunity, Róm. 278; göra á miss, to do amiss, Hom. 14; leggja á mis, to lay athwart or across.
- B. In a great number of compds, denoting,
- α. alternately, Germ. wechsel, as in mis-svefni, mis-vitr, miss-eri, missöng;
- β. amiss, in a wrong way; and lastly,
- γ. wrong, evil, see the following compds.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᛁᛋ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- proper, properly.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Karla-magnús Saga. (G. I.)
- Rómverja Saga. (E. II.)
- Stjórn. (F. I.)
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