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Af andligum hlut til óandligs verðr metaphora sem at kalla skip hest eða dýr sævar eða skipreiða ok annat þvílíkt sem Markús kvað:
89. Bjǫrn óð framm á fornar
flóðs hafskipa glóðir.
Hér er sævar bjǫrn skipit kallat.
Metaphor& occurs in the transfer from an animate to inanimate object, as when a ship is called the horse or animal of the sea or of a ship's riggings, and such like, as Markús said: [...] Here the ship is called the bear of the sea.
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