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Antismos má kallaz alt mál, þat er þermlaz alþýðligu orðtaki ok er skrýtt hirðligri málsnild sem Egill kvað:
120. Þat er órétt
ef orpit hefr
þat er veitti mér.
Hann kallar slíkt sem á sjó væri kastat fénu, ef hann launar eigi vin sínum góðvilja. Þat er framfæring ok óeiginlig líking milli manns ok sævar.
Astaismos may refer to all speech which is not in popular usage and which is embellished with courtly eloquence, as Egill said: [...] He says that it would be like casting wealth into the sea, if he did not reward his friend for his good will; this is a transfer and improper comparison between man and the sea.
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