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Þat er ok kallat cacenphaton, ef maðr eignar óviðrkvæmiliga ǫðrum hlut þat er annar á, sem hér er kveðit:
Skíð gekk gramm at flæði
flóðs í hreggi óðu.
Hér er kallat at skíð gangi, en þat er eiginligt mǫnnum eða kvikendum.
It is also cacemphaton if the attributes of one thing are unsuitably ascribed to another, as here: [...] Here the ship is said to walk, but walking is the attribute of men or animals.
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