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Nafn er hlutr málsgreinar sá er veitir eiginligan eða sameiginligan hvíligleik hverjum hlut eða líkama. Nafn er æzt allra sagna, þvíat þat er svá sem efni eða grundvǫllr alls máls.
(The noun is that part of speech which gives a proper or common quality to every thing or body. The noun is the foremost of all words because it is like the material or foundation of all language. )
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