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- proper n. The Sayings of Alvís (or) The Sayings of the All-Wise; the tenth book of the Poetic Edda.
From the Old Norse Alvíss, genitive of Alvís ("all-wise"), from al ("all") + vís ("wise, knowing"), from Proto-Germanic *wīsaz (“sense”), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (“to look at”); + mál ("collection, speech"), from Proto-Germanic *maþla- (“speech”), from Proto-Indo-European *mād-. (Wiktionary)
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