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Þessi fígúra er optast svá sett í nórænum skáldskap, at þeir hlutir, er framfæraz, eru kendir við nǫkkur tilfelli sín, en þó finz hvártveggja sem þar er hverr konungr er kallaðr yngvi eða þengill ok annat því líkt fyrir tígnar sakir fornkonunga.
This figure is most frequently used in Norse poetry with a determinant referring to an attribute of the object which undergoes transfer of meaning. However, each type may be found, as when a king is called Yngvi or or a similar name, by reason of the glory of the ancient kings.
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