Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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kenning index

This is the kenning index generated from the edited poetry in the database. Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.

9134 kennings from 2969 stanzas.

generic named grouped

§74. arrow, spear (68)

kennings of type ARROW, SPEAR

strenghömlur — ‘bow-string-sticks ’ - ARROWS
    (Anonymous Poems, Krákumál, 8, kenning 2)

hræsíldar. — ‘of the corpse-herring. ’ - SPEAR
    (Anonymous Poems, Krákumál, 13, kenning 3)

pálmi strengflaugar. — ‘the palm-tree of the bowstring’s groove. ’ - ARROW
    (Anonymous Poems, Krákumál, 15, kenning 4)

Flugdreki sára — ‘The flying dragon of wounds ’ - SPEAR
    (Anonymous Poems, Krákumál, 21, kenning 3)

vöndr Viðris — ‘the staff of Viðrir <= Óðinn> ’ - SPEAR
    (Anonymous Poems, Krákumál, 27, kenning 2)

meginásar þunnblás. — ‘of the powerful pole of the thin linen cord. ’ - ARROW
    (Anonymous Poems, Liðsmannaflokkr, 5, kenning 3)

it dýra reyr dylgju — ‘the precious reed of enmity ’ - SPEAR
    (Anonymous Poems, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar, 18, kenning 1)

it bezta blóðkerti, — ‘the best blood-candle, ’ - SPEAR
    (Ármóðr, Lausavísur, 1, kenning 4)

skotnaðra — ‘shot-adders ’ - SPEARS
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 7, kenning 1)

Hlymþél — ‘The din-file ’ - SPEAR
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 7, kenning 5)

hagl bogna — ‘the hail of bows ’ - ARROWS
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 7, kenning 9)

skúrir Hǫgna — ‘the showers of Hǫgni <legendary hero> ’ - ARROWS
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 34, kenning 4)

hagli strengjar; — ‘hail of the bow-string ’ - ARROWS
    (Einarr Skúlason, Fragments, 4, kenning 3)

almreyrs — ‘of the elm-reed ’ - ARROW
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 17, kenning 2)

undreyr — ‘wound-reeds ’ - ARROWS
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 31, kenning 1)

hagli strengjar — ‘the hail of the bowstring ’ - ARROWS
    (Einarr Skúlason, Ingadrápa, 3, kenning 2)

regn strengjar — ‘the rain of the bow-string ’ - ARROWS
    (Einarr Skúlason, Runhenda, 8, kenning 1)

Dolgráar — ‘Enmity-yard-arms ’ - SPEARS
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Hákonarmál, 2, kenning 2)

hagl benja — ‘the hail of wounds ’ - ARROWS
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Lausavísur, 7, kenning 2)

mínar hlaupsildr gaupna Egils — ‘my leaping herrings of Egill’s <legendary hero’s> palms ’ - ARROWS
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Lausavísur, 14, kenning 4)

reyr rauðra benja — ‘reeds of red wounds ’ - SPEARS
    (Glúmr Geirason, Lausavísa, 1, kenning 4)

‘It hvassa hagl tvíviðar — ‘‘The cutting hail of the bow ’ - ARROWS
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I, 65, kenning 1)

hagl boga — ‘the hail of bows ’ - ARROWS
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 34, kenning 6)

sótt Jalfaðar — ‘with the illness of Jǫlfuðr <= Óðinn> ’ - SPEAR
    (Guthormr sindri, Hákonardrápa, 1, kenning 7)

vígnestr — ‘war-needles ’ - SPEARS
    (Guthormr sindri, Hákonardrápa, 6, kenning 3)

éla þey*s Gǫndlar, — ‘of the storms of the thawing wind of Gǫndul <valkyrie>, ’ - ARROWS
    (Hallar-Steinn, Rekstefja, 11, kenning 2)

gjǫld Finns. — ‘the Saami’s compensation.’ - ARROWS
    (Halldórr skvaldri, Útfarardrápa, 10, kenning 2)

Ólítit hryngráp vápna Egils — ‘Not a little ringing hail of Egill’s <legendary archer’s> weapons ’ - ARROWS
    (Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, Hákonardrápa, 2, kenning 1)

hagli strengjar. — ‘the hailstone of the bowstring. ’ - ARROW
    (Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, Hákonardrápa, 3, kenning 5)

nauta Gusis — ‘of the gifts of Gusir <legendary king> ’ - ARROWS
    (Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, Ferðavísur, 5, kenning 4)

hjaldrdrifs, — ‘of the battle-blizzard, ’ - ARROWS
    (Játgeirr Torfason, Lausavísa, 1, kenning 4)

Fólknöðrur — ‘Battle-snakes ’ - SPEARS
    (Ketill hœngr, Lausavísur, 10, kenning 1)

hǫmlu vígs — ‘of the staff of battle ’ - SPEAR
    (Markús Skeggjason, Eiríksdrápa, 19, kenning 1)

stríðum strengvölum. — ‘fierce bow-string sticks. ’ - ARROWS
    (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa, 38, kenning 1)

Grár regnbogi Hnikars — ‘The grey rainbow of Hnikarr <= Óðinn> ’ - SPEAR
    (Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson, Hrynhenda, 11, kenning 3)

fáreldingar meginsára — ‘the destructive lightning bolts of great wounds ’ - SPEARS
    (Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson, Hrynhenda, 11, kenning 5)

stǫrrum boga — ‘sedge-grass of the bow ’ - ARROWS
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 40, kenning 5)

hagl skóðs — ‘hail of the weapon ’ - ARROWS
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 67, kenning 2)

mjó hjalmreyr — ‘slender helmet-reeds ’ - ARROWS
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 69, kenning 2)

hagl alms — ‘hail of the elm-bow ’ - ARROWS
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 72, kenning 7)

hlemmidrífu Hildar — ‘The rumbling blizzard of Hildr <valkyrie> ’ - ARROWS
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 54, kenning 1)

hagli sóknar — ‘the hail of the attack ’ - ARROWS
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 62, kenning 1)

éli brynju — ‘the blizzard of the byrnie ’ - ARROWS
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 62, kenning 4)

driptum boga — ‘snow-drifts of the bow ’ - ARROWS
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 62, kenning 6)

regni Mistar — ‘the rain of Mist <valkyrie> ’ - ARROWS
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 62, kenning 8)

falbrodda, — ‘with socket-points, ’ - SPEARS
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 79, kenning 2)

hrænaðra. — ‘of corpse-adders. ’ - SPEARS
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 79, kenning 3)

elda böðvar-Týs — ‘the fires of the battle-Týr <god> ’ - SPEARS
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða, 16, kenning 1)

eisur eggfárs — ‘the flames of blade-wrath ’ - SPEARS
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða, 16, kenning 4)

Geigurlig hræleiptr — ‘The frightful corpse-lightnings ’ - SPEARS
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða, 17, kenning 1)

eldingum blóðs. — ‘with flashes of blood.’ - SPEARS
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða, 17, kenning 6)

blóðorms — ‘of the blood-snake ’ - SPEAR
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða, 18, kenning 2)

hagli þinurs — ‘The hail of the bow ’ - ARROWS
    (Tindr Hallkelsson, Hákonardrápa, 3, kenning 1)

gjǫld Finna — ‘the tribute of the Saami ’ - ARROWS
    (Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Sexstefja, 15, kenning 1)

hveiti hræteina — ‘wheat of carrion-twigs ’ - SPEARS
    (Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Sexstefja, 28, kenning 1)

bryngǫgl — ‘mail-shirt-goslings ’ - ARROWS
    (Þorbjǫrn hornklofi, Glymdrápa, 5, kenning 2)

Hagl strengs — ‘The hail of the bow-string ’ - ARROWS
    (Þorkell hamarskáld, Magnússdrápa, 3, kenning 2)

regn Gauts — ‘the rain of Gautr <= Óðinn> ’ - ARROWS
    (Þorleikr fagri, Flokkr about Sveinn Úlfsson, 5, kenning 4)

varrar Gungnis … — ‘the lips of Gungnir <spear> ’ - SPEAR-BLADES
    (Egill Skallagrímsson, Fragment, 1, kenning 1)

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