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Apocópe er gagnstaðlig þessi fígúru, tekr hon af einn staf eða samstǫfu í enda orðs sem hér:
Því hefi ek heiti mey mætri.
Þat kǫllum vér orðkólf í skáldskap.
Apocope is the opposite of this figure, for it consists in removing a letter or a syllable at the end or a word, as here: [...] We call that orðkólfr ("club word") in poetry.
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