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Pleónasmos er hégómlig viðrlagning einnar sagnar yfir þat fram, sem fullu máli heyrir, sem Kolbeinn kvað:
Mundi mér fyrir stundu
mikit orða-lag þikkja
ef elgrenni unnar
eyrum slíkt at heyra.
Þetta nafn, eyrum, þarf eigi til fullrar merkingar, þvíat ekki vit mannsins heyrir nema eyru.
Pleonasmus is the addition of one word which is not necessary to make a complete sentence, as Kolbeinn said: [...] A full understanding is achieved without the noun ("ear") for no other sense of man hears but his ears.
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