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Þung hljóðsgrein er sú, er af lítilátu hljóði hefz ok dregz niðr í enn lægra hljóð, sem hin fyrsta samstafa í þessu namni: háreysti.
(A grave accent is that which begins from a low sound and is pulled down to an even lower sound, like the first syllable in this word: ‘háreysti’ (noise).)
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