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Fyrir fegrðar sakir þótti skáldinu betr fara málit ok óberari verða lǫstrinn at kalla margláta konu heldr dýr en greina sér hvern hlut, þann er hon gerði ómannliga.
For the sake of stylistic beauty it seemed to the poet that the diction wauld be improved and the fault would be less obvious, if the loose woman were called a beast, rather than listing each unseemly thing she did.
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