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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.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

§92. people (45)

kennings of type PEOPLE

megindjarfir valdar tregs vegs — ‘the very bold possessors of slow honour ’ - CONTEMPTIBLE MEN
    (Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Fourth Grammatical Treatise, 8, kenning 3)

Heljarmenn — ‘The men of Hel <ruler of the underworld> ’ - WICKED MEN
    (Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa, 16, kenning 1)

glöð kyn guma — ‘the cheerful race of men ’ - MANKIND
    (Anonymous Poems, Heilags anda drápa, 4, kenning 1)

ættir beima; — ‘families of men; ’ - MANKIND
    (Anonymous Poems, Lilja, 39, kenning 1)

meginteitum kyni beima — ‘the very glad kinsfolk of men ’ - MANKIND
    (Anonymous Poems, Máríudrápa, 27, kenning 2)

herr fira — ‘the host of men ’ - MANKIND
    (Anonymous Poems, Máríudrápa, 43, kenning 1)

auðsýtir, — ‘wealth-yearner, ’ - POOR MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 52, kenning 2)

seggja kind — ‘to the race of men ’ - MANKIND
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 13, kenning 4)

kyni aldar. — ‘by the kinsfolk of men.’ - MANKIND
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 15, kenning 4)

ýta ferð — ‘the race of men ’ - MANKIND
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 17, kenning 2)

kyn beima; — ‘the kinsfolk of men; ’ - MANKIND
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 20, kenning 4)

kyn beima; — ‘the kinsfolk of men; ’ - MANKIND
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 25, kenning 3)

allar ferðir guma, — ‘all the hosts of men, ’ - MANKIND
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 27, kenning 3)

ferð hǫlða — ‘the host of men ’ - MANKIND
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 27, kenning 7)

kyn beima; — ‘the kinsfolk of men; ’ - MANKIND
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 30, kenning 4)

aldarkyns; — ‘of the race of men; ’ - MANKIND
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 34, kenning 3)

lið ljóna — ‘the host of men will ’ - MANKIND
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 36, kenning 3)

kyns lofða — ‘of the race of men ’ - MANKIND
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 38, kenning 2)

sveitar seggja — ‘of the company of men ’ - MANKIND
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 51, kenning 2)

liðs rekka, — ‘of the troop of men, ’ - MANKIND
    (Gamli kanóki, Jónsdrápa, 1, kenning 2)

Flotna ferð — ‘of the troop of mariners, ’ - MANKIND
    (Gamli kanóki, Jónsdrápa, 4, kenning 4)

bǫrnum lýða — — ‘the children of men — ’ - MANKIND
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I, 38, kenning 1)

bǫrnum ýta. — ‘for the children of men. ’ - MANKIND
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 61, kenning 1)

barna lýða — ‘of the children of men ’ - MANKIND
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 65, kenning 1)

mengis gumna, — ‘of the multitude of men ’ - MANKIND
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 65, kenning 3)

kyn þjóðar — ‘the family of people ’ - MANKIND
    (Kolbeinn Tumason, Jónsvísur, 5, kenning 8)

Atrennir agngalga — ‘The caster of the bait-gallows ’ - FISHERMAN
    (Sigvatr Þórðarson, Lausavísur, 1, kenning 4)

Þórr stórra smiðbelgja — ‘The Þórr <god> of huge forge-bellows ’ - SMITH
    (Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Lausavísur, 5, kenning 1)

hǫldnum jǫtni kjǫts hafra. — ‘the proud giant of goats’ flesh. ’ - TANNER
    (Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Lausavísur, 5, kenning 4)

Glaðr Geirrøðr hrøkkviskafls húða — ‘The cheerful Geirrøðr <giant> of the curving scraper of hides ’ - TANNER
    (Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Lausavísur, 5, kenning 5)

Sigurðr sleggju — ‘The Sigurðr of the sledge-hammer ’ - SMITH
    (Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Lausavísur, 6, kenning 1)

snák váligrar brákar, — ‘the snake of the dangerous tanning tool, ’ - TANNER
    (Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Lausavísur, 6, kenning 2)

skafdreki skinna — ‘the scraping-dragon of skins ’ - TANNER
    (Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Lausavísur, 6, kenning 3)

neflangr konungr tangar — ‘the long-nosed king of tongs ’ - SMITH
    (Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Lausavísur, 6, kenning 7)

naðri nautaleðrs. — ‘the serpent of ox-leather.’ - TANNER
    (Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Lausavísur, 6, kenning 8)

kyni lýða. — ‘to the race of men. ’ - HUMANS
    (Anonymous Poems, Málsháttakvæði, 29, kenning 2)

herði nauðar — ‘the strengthener of the distress ’ - TORMENTOR
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 9, kenning 6)

lið beima — ‘the company of men ’ - HUMANS
    (Eilífr kúlnasveinn, Kristsdrápa, 1, kenning 3)

kyns ýta, — ‘of the kinsfolk of men, ’ - HUMANS
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 58, kenning 2)

kyn lýða — ‘the kindred of men ’ - PEOPLE
    (Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, From a poem about Þorsteinn, 1, kenning 6)

eigendur* róms jötna — ‘the owners of the speech of giants ’ - PEOPLE
    (Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 50, kenning 4)

alla sonu jarðar. — ‘all the sons of the earth. ’ - HUMANS
    (Óláfr svartaskáld Leggsson, Kristsdrápa, 1, kenning 1)

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