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Paranomía er orðs-kviðr, sá er vel þykkir sama hlutum ok tíma sem hér:
Era hlums vant, kvað refr, dró hǫrpu at ísi.
Þat er mælt til þeira manna, er láta stórliga ok megu lítit. Þar er framfæring ok óeiginlig líking milli manns ok hǫrpu.
Paronomia is a proverb which is considered to suit both the events and the time, as here: [...] This is addressed to those men who give themselves airs but are of little account. There is a transfer and improper comparison between man and shell.
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