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Barbarismus er með ǫllu flýjandi í alþýðligu orðtæki, en í skáldskap er hann stundum leyfðr fyrir sakir skrúðs eða nauðsynja.
(Barbarismus should be altogether avoided in popular speech but it is sometimes permitted in poetry for the sake of embellishment or necessity. )
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