Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.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

§94. priest, saint (129)

kennings of type PRIEST, SAINT

prýðir þjóða — ‘the adorner of nations, ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Andréasdrápa, 3, kenning 1)

Kennir krossmarks — ‘The knower of the sign of the cross ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 12, kenning 1)

vel vitr bætir vansa — ‘the amply wise amender of disgrace ’ - BISHOP
    (Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur, 24, kenning 5)

göfugur gætir góðra klerka; — ‘the glorious guardian of good clerics; ’ - BISHOP
    (Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát, 5, kenning 2)

tíginn valdr presta* — ‘the esteemed ruler of priests ’ - BISHOP
    (Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát, 8, kenning 2)

gæti munka. — ‘the guardian of monks. ’ - BISHOP
    (Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát, 9, kenning 4)

fróðan stýri mítra: — ‘the learned commander of mitres: ’ - BISHOP
    (Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát, 10, kenning 1)

stýri merkja: — ‘to the controller of symbols: ’ - BISHOP
    (Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát, 33, kenning 1)

geymi guðspjalls — ‘the guardian of the Gospel ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa, 10, kenning 1)

Smiðr lifnaðar — ‘The smith of the [good] life ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa, 11, kenning 1)

valdr náðar — ‘the possessor of mercy ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa, 11, kenning 2)

Stýrir Párísborgar — ‘The ruler of Paris ’ - BISHOP
    (Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa, 12, kenning 1)

Meistari klerka — ‘The teacher of clerics ’ - BISHOP
    (Anonymous Poems, Heilagra manna drápa, 17, kenning 1)

Ærir ǫðlings hreins bœs heiðar — ‘The envoys of the prince of the pure dwelling of the heath ’ - APOSTLES
    (Anonymous Poems, Leiðarvísan, 32, kenning 1)

þverris svika — ‘of the diminisher of falsehoods ’ - VIRTUOUS RULER
    (Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut, 11, kenning 1)

hilmi hófs. — ‘of the prince of moderation.’ - VIRTUOUS RULER
    (Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut, 16, kenning 3)

lærðan kenni líns, — ‘a learned tester of the maniple, ’ - PRIEST
    (Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur I, 10, kenning 1)

leynir lýta — ‘the concealer of sins ’ - NEGLIGENT PRIEST
    (Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III, 7, kenning 1)

tregbjóðr trúar — ‘the slow-preacher of faith ’ - NEGLIGENT PRIEST
    (Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III, 9, kenning 1)

‘Sviftuðr siða — ‘‘The remover of morals ’ - NEGLIGENT PRIEST
    (Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III, 18, kenning 1)

góðum ôr goðs. — ‘the good emissary of God.’ - MISSIONARY
    (Anonymous Poems, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar, 9, kenning 1)

þverrendur háðs — ‘diminishers of scorn ’ - HOLY MEN
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 11, kenning 1)

lægir lasta, — ‘oppressor of vices, ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 13, kenning 1)

eyði ilsku; — ‘the destroyer of wickedness; he ’ - APOSTLE
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 16, kenning 1)

hirðmanni Krists — — ‘to the retainer of Christ — ’ - APOSTLE
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 17, kenning 1)

prýðir lista. — ‘an adorner of virtues. ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 18, kenning 2)

þenna siðspenni — ‘this virtue-clasper was ’ - APOSTLE
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 27, kenning 2)

mætr megnstærir — ‘the excellent increaser of strength ’ - APOSTLE
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 30, kenning 1)

sínum efli víngarðs; — ‘to his strengthener of the vineyard; ’ - APOSTLE
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 32, kenning 2)

lund manndýrða — ‘the tree of human virtues ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 32, kenning 5)

skerði* dress; — ‘to the diminisher of arrogance; ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 33, kenning 1)

Flýtir himiríkis — ‘The promoter of heaven ’ - APOSTLE
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 35, kenning 1)

hlæðir happa — ‘the accumulator of blessings ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 39, kenning 1)

Háleitr veitir trúar — ‘The sublime dispenser of faith ’ - APOSTLE
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 40, kenning 1)

hjarðreka dróttins; — ‘of the shepherd of the Lord; ’ - APOSTLE
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 43, kenning 1)

ástkennis — ‘of the teacher of love ’ - APOSTLE
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 43, kenning 3)

mætr gætir kinnroða — ‘the worthy possessor of shame ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 43, kenning 4)

hjálp meingis — ‘the help of the multitude ’ - APOSTLE
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 51, kenning 2)

tærir miskunnar — ‘the giver of mercy ’ - APOSTLE
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 52, kenning 1)

jafn hittir heiðrs. — ‘the righteous finder of glory.’ - APOSTLE
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 52, kenning 3)

brjót lasta — ‘the breaker of sins ’ - APOSTLE
    (Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 54, kenning 1)

þýðr prýðir lærdóms — ‘the kindly adorner of learning ’ - BISHOP
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 5, kenning 1)

framlyndum þverri flærðar. — ‘to the brave diminisher of falsehood. ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 7, kenning 3)

flýti friðbragða; — ‘the advancer of acts of kindness ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 12, kenning 1)

Fellir ljóna flærðar — ‘The destroyer of men’s falsehood ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 13, kenning 1)

Stǫðvir stríða, — ‘The calmer of distress, ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 16, kenning 1)

flugstyggum flýti fremðar, — ‘for the flight-shy begetter of honour,’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 16, kenning 7)

Dýrðhittir — ‘The acquirer of glory ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 18, kenning 1)

Ástvitjuðr — ‘The seeker of love ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 21, kenning 1)

harmtvistr hnekkir heiptar — ‘the sorrow-muted subduer of wrath ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 26, kenning 1)

vôttr dýrðar — — ‘the witness of glory ’ - MARTYR
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 26, kenning 2)

hǫtuðr ramms rógs rekka — ‘the hater of the fierce strife of men ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 29, kenning 3)

hegni angrs; — ‘the suppressor of sin; ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 47, kenning 3)

þegn goðs — ‘God’s retainer ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 47, kenning 5)

þegn goðs — ‘God’s retainer ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 48, kenning 6)

ítr hnekkir angrs — ‘the glorious subduer of sin ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 59, kenning 1)

hirð dǫglings ǫðlinga — ‘the cohort of the prince of princes ’ - THE BLESSED
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 5, kenning 5)

yfirmanni allrar alþýðu lærðra — — ‘the superior of the whole multitude of learned men — ’ - BISHOP
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 9, kenning 1)

allrar alþýðu lærðra — — ‘of the whole multitude of learned men — ’ - CLERICS
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 9, kenning 2)

Guðs ríðari — ‘God’s knight ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 18, kenning 1)

Guðs ríðari — ‘God’s knight ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 21, kenning 3)

Guðs ríðari — ‘God’s knight ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 24, kenning 1)

Guðs ríðari — ‘God’s knight ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 27, kenning 2)

Guðs ríðari — ‘God’s knight ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 30, kenning 2)

lim Krists. — ‘the limb of Christ. ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 33, kenning 2)

Guðs ríðari — ‘God’s knight ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 33, kenning 3)

Guðs ríðari — ‘God’s knight ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 36, kenning 1)

harmskerðanda, — ‘of the harm-diminisher, ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 38, kenning 2)

Guðs ríðari — ‘God’s knight ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 39, kenning 2)

Guðs ríðari — ‘God’s knight ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 42, kenning 2)

Guðs ríðari — ‘God’s knight ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 45, kenning 3)

Þjónn mildings angrfyldrar aldar — ‘The servant of the king of sinful humankind ’ - PRIEST
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 58, kenning 1)

guðs þræl — ‘God’s servant ’ - PRIEST
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 61, kenning 1)

Dyggr váttr dýrðar — ‘The valiant witness of glory ’ - MARTYR
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 62, kenning 1)

vinr lausnara, — ‘the friend of the Saviour, ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 62, kenning 2)

hraustr fárskerðandi fyrða — ‘the valiant misfortune-diminisher of men ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 63, kenning 1)

himna salkonungs ítrum lim; — ‘the bright limb of the king of the hall of the heavens; ’ - SAINT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 66, kenning 1)

fira dróttins — ‘of the men of the Lord ’ - CHRISTIAN PEOPLE
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 37, kenning 3)

ástvinum dróttins ýta; — ‘the dear friends of the lord of men; ’ - SAINTS
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 47, kenning 1)

aldrprýðir lýða — ‘the adorner of the lives of men [lit. life-adorner of men] ’ - SAINT
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 50, kenning 4)

Ráðeflandi liðs rekka, — ‘Counsel-provider of the troop of men, ’ - APOSTLE
    (Gamli kanóki, Jónsdrápa, 1, kenning 1)

sætti drengja — ‘for the reconciler of valiant men ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Gamli kanóki, Jónsdrápa, 3, kenning 6)

‘Hǫtuðr sverðéls — ‘‘The hater of the sword-storm ’ - HOLY MAN
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I, 60, kenning 1)

þrælar sonar Máríu. — ‘the servants of the son of Mary.’ - CHRISTIAN PEOPLE
    (Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 5, kenning 4)

unnarar grams skjaldar himna — ‘the lovers of the king of the shield of heaven ’ - HOLY MEN
    (Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 37, kenning 3)

Happskeytr angrfellir, — ‘Lucky-shooting sorrow-feller, ’ - APOSTLE
    (Kolbeinn Tumason, Jónsvísur, 1, kenning 1)

Snjallr svikbannandi, — ‘Courageous one, you who bans falsity, ’ - APOSTLE
    (Kolbeinn Tumason, Jónsvísur, 2, kenning 1)

þeim hreinum geymi guðdóms, — ‘to that pure guardian of divinity, ’ - APOSTLE
    (Níkulás Bergsson, Jónsdrápa postula, 2, kenning 1)

Stýrir kristni — ‘The leader of Christianity ’ - CARDINAL
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hrynhenda, 1, kenning 4)

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