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Note to stanza
 sviðvíss (m.) ‘clamp’: Or sviðvís f. Sviði was a clamp or fastening used in the construction of ships (SnE 1998, II, 408), and -vís(s) may be related to New Norw. vise ‘sprout, stem’, Russian vecha ‘pole’ (ÍO: sviðvís(s)). According to Falk (1912, 66-7), sviðvís(s) possibly denotes a pole that held back the centre of the sail (cf. kalreip ‘tack’, st. 9/7 and sikulgjǫrð ‘rope’, l. 6 below). That suggestion is, however, based on a tenuous interpretation of a stanza in Orkn (see Rv Lv 22/5-8II).
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