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Bjbp Jóms 16I l. 7

sýju — the planking


1. sýja (noun f.; °-u; -ur): planking, vessel



[7] sýju ‘the planking’: Originally ‘seam, joining’; cf. sýja ‘to sew’, probably referring to a row of rivets joining the strakes together, and hence the planking and perhaps, by pars pro toto, the whole ship (see AEW: sýja 1, 2; Þul Skipa 5/3III and Note).



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