Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

login: password: stay logged in: help

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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.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

§100. poetry (96)

kennings of type POETRY

drykkr Dúrnis — ‘the drink of Dúrnir <dwarf> ’ - POETRY
    (Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from Laufás Edda, 8, kenning 3)

bjór Yggjar, — ‘the strong drink of Yggr <= Óðinn> ’ - POETRY
    (Anonymous Poems, Málsháttakvæði, 29, kenning 1)

brim hrosta Alfǫður — ‘the surf of malt of Alfaðir <= Óðinn> ’ - POETRY
    (Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Þorfinnsdrápa, 1, kenning 1)

kleppdǫgg lǫggvar Hôars — ‘the lump-dew of Hárr’s <= Óðinn’s> cask-rim ’ - BAD POETRY
    (Auðunn illskælda, Lausavísa, 1, kenning 1)

bjór Yggjar — ‘the beer of Yggr <= Óðinn> ’ - POEM
    (Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa, 1, kenning 3)

feng Yggjar — ‘the booty of Yggr <= Óðinn> ’ - POETRY
    (Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa, 4, kenning 1)

Viðurs skap — ‘of Viðurr’s <= Óðinn’s> mind, ’ - POETRY
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, An exchange of verses between Bragi and a troll-woman, 1, kenning 2)

Gauts gjaf — ‘of Gautr’s <= Óðinn’s> gift, ’ - POETRY
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, An exchange of verses between Bragi and a troll-woman, 1, kenning 4)

Yggs ǫl — ‘of Yggr’s <= Óðinn’s> ale, ’ - POETRY
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, An exchange of verses between Bragi and a troll-woman, 1, kenning 6)

drykkju Fjǫlnis fjalla; — ‘the drink of the Fjǫlnir <= Óðinn> of the mountains; ’ - POETRY
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Fragments, 5, kenning 3)

granstrauma Grímnis; — ‘the lip-streams of Grímnir <= Óðinn>; ’ - POEM
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 3, kenning 9)

sáð orða Sónar — ‘the seed of the words of Són <mythical vat> ’ - POETRY
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 23, kenning 1)

veig Váfaðar — ‘strong drink of Váfuðr <= Óðinn> ’ - POETRY
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Lausavísur, 1a, kenning 1)

dreggjar fyrða fjarðleggjar; — ‘of the dregs of the men of the fjord-bone; ’ - POEM
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 1, kenning 2)

dreyra Kvasis. — ‘the blood of Kvasir <mythical being>. ’ - POEM
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 1, kenning 5)

bára Boðnar — ‘the wave of Boðn <mythical vat> ’ - POEM
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 2, kenning 1)

fley berg-Saxa. — ‘the ship (líð ‘ale’) of the rock-Saxons. ’ - POEM
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 2, kenning 2)

Vágr Rǫgnis — ‘The wave of Rǫgnir <= Óðinn> ’ - POEM
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 3, kenning 1)

ǫldrhafs Óðrœris — ‘of the ale-sea of Óðrœrir <mythical vat> ’ - POEM
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 3, kenning 2)

Grynnilô bergs dverga — ‘The shoal-wave of the rock of dwarfs ’ - POEM
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 4, kenning 1)

hertýs vín-Gnóðar austr — ‘the bilge-water of the Gnóð <ship> of the wine of the army-god ’ - POEM
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 5, kenning 1)

hertýs vín- — ‘of the wine of the army-god ’ - POEM
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 5, kenning 3)

Vínu vínheims vinar Lopts. — ‘the Vína <river> of the wine-world of the friend of Loptr <= Loki>. ’ - POEM
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 11, kenning 2)

mjaðar Yggs; — ‘the mead of Yggr <= Óðinn>; ’ - POEM
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 36, kenning 3)

hornstraum Hrímnis. — ‘the horn-stream of Hrímnir <giant>.’ - POETRY
    (Eysteinn Valdason, Poem about Þórr, 1, kenning 2)

líði Hôars, — ‘the drink of Hôarr <= Óðinn>, ’ - POETRY
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal, 1, kenning 1)

gjǫldum Gillings, — ‘the payment for Gillingr <giant>, ’ - POETRY
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal, 1, kenning 2)

hverlegi farms galga, — ‘the cauldron-liquid of the burden of the gallows, ’ - POETRY
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal, 1, kenning 4)

sumbl jólna, — ‘a feast of the gods, ’ - POETRY
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal, 13, kenning 1)

gildi beiðis hapta — ‘the banquet of the ruler of the gods ’ - POETRY
    (Glúmr Geirason, Gráfeldardrápa, 1, kenning 1)

stefknarrar — ‘of the refrain-ship ’ - DRÁPA
    (Hallar-Steinn, Fragments, 5, kenning 2)

Þundregns. — ‘of Þundr’s <= Óðinn’s> rain. ’ - POETRY
    (Hallar-Steinn, Rekstefja, 8, kenning 3)

dimmt dvergregn* — ‘the dark dwarf-rain ’ - POETRY
    (Hallar-Steinn, Rekstefja, 31, kenning 2)

sylg ættar Surts. — ‘drink of the family of Surtr <giant>.’ - POETRY
    (Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 15, kenning 4)

líði lýða landherðar —, — ‘ale of the folk of the land-shoulder —, ’ - POETRY
    (Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 21, kenning 1)

líð Yggs; — ‘Yggr’s <= Óðinn’s> drink; ’ - POETRY
    (Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Gamanvísur, 4, kenning 1)

kerlaug drauga; — ‘the cup-liquid of the undead; ’ - POETRY
    (Haraldr hárfagri Hálfdanarson, Snæfríðardrápa, 1, kenning 2)

réttan drykk Regins. — ‘a correct drink of Reginn <dwarf>.’ - POETRY
    (Haraldr hárfagri Hálfdanarson, Snæfríðardrápa, 1, kenning 5)

vitnis váða vín — ‘of the wine of the threat of the wolf. ’ - POETRY
    (Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, Fragments, 5, kenning 2)

gildi geðreinar grjótaldar; — ‘the drink of the mind-land of the rock-people; ’ - POEM
    (Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, From a poem about Þorsteinn, 1, kenning 1)

bára berg-Mœra — ‘the wave of the mountain-Mœrir <people of Mœrr> ’ - POEM
    (Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, From a poem about Þorsteinn, 1, kenning 4)

ægi ógnstǫðvar bǫðgœðis; — ‘the ocean of the terror-place of the battle-promoter; ’ - POEM
    (Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, From a poem about Þorsteinn, 2, kenning 1)

helgu fulli hrafnásar; — ‘the holy cup of the raven-god; ’ - POETRY
    (Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, Poem about Gizurr gullbrárskáld, 2, kenning 1)

ramar veigar salar Fals brautar fannar, — ‘for the powerful drinks of the hall of the Falr <dwarf> of the path of the snow-drift, ’ - POETRY
    (Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, Poem about Gizurr gullbrárskáld, 3, kenning 1)

mína jastrín aurgreppa Sýrar fentanna; — ‘my yeast-Rhine of the mud-men of the Sýr <= Freyja> of fen-teeth; ’ - POEM
    (Kormákr Ǫgmundarson, Sigurðardrápa, 1, kenning 3)

fjarðar día — ‘of the fjord of the gods ’ - POETRY
    (Kormákr Ǫgmundarson, Sigurðardrápa, 3, kenning 3)

haptsœnis; — ‘of the gods’ reconciliation; ’ - POEM
    (Kormákr Ǫgmundarson, Sigurðardrápa, 5, kenning 2)

feng Viðurs; — ‘the theft of Viðurr <= Óðinn>; we [I] ’ - POEM
    (Ormr Steinþórsson, Poem about a woman, 1, kenning 1)

full burar Billings, — ‘the cup of the son of Billingr <dwarf>, ’ - POEM
    (Ormr Steinþórsson, Poem about a woman, 2, kenning 3)

drykk dauðs Dvalins. — ‘the drink of the dead Dvalinn <dwarf>. ’ - POEM
    (Ormr Steinþórsson, Poem about a woman, 5, kenning 2)

sylg Grímnis hanga. — ‘the drink of the Grímnir <giant> of hanged ones. ’ - POETRY
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson, Lausavísur, 7, kenning 4)

gjalfr Gauts — ‘the roaring sea of Gautr <= Óðinn> ’ - POETRY
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson, Lausavísur, 11, kenning 1)

munvágs Dáins, — ‘of the delightful wave of Dáinn <dwarf> ’ - POETRY
    (Sigvatr Þórðarson, Lausavísur, 27, kenning 1)

feng Yggs — ‘Yggr’s <= Óðinn’s> booty ’ - POETRY
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 31, kenning 3)

hrannir saltunnu Hárs. — ‘the waves of Hárr’s <= Óðinn’s> hall-barrel. ’ - POETRY
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 31, kenning 7)

hlítstyggs farms arma Gunnlaðar — ‘of the trust-wary freight of the arms of Gunnlǫð <giantess> ’ - POETRY
    (Steinþórr, Fragment, 1, kenning 2)

gjǫldum Hrauðnis. — ‘in the recompenses of Hrauðnir <giant>. ’ - POETRY
    (Tindr Hallkelsson, Hákonardrápa, 5, kenning 5)

lô geðfjarðar Hildar hjaldrgegnis; — ‘the water of the mind-fjord of the promoter of the noise of Hildr <valkyrie> ’ - POEM
    (Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 1, kenning 1)

gjǫf Grímnis. — ‘the gift of Grímnir <= Óðinn>. ’ - POEM
    (Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 1, kenning 5)

mína strauma glaumbergs vinar Míms — ‘my streams of the joy-cliff of the friend of Mímr <mythical being> ’ - POEM
    (Vǫlu-Steinn, Ǫgmundardrápa, 1, kenning 1)

fundr Þundar [e]s — ‘the discovery of Þundr <= Óðinn> is ’ - POETRY
    (Vǫlu-Steinn, Ǫgmundardrápa, 1, kenning 5)

miði burar Bors, — ‘the mead of the son of Borr <mythical being>, ’ - POEM
    (Þorvaldr blǫnduskáld, Fragment, 1, kenning 1)

leiri ara ins gamla. — ‘the dung of the ancient eagle. ’ - BAD POETRY
    (Þórarinn stuttfeldr, Lausavísur, 3, kenning 1)

regn rekka Þorins — ‘the rain of the men of Þorinn <dwarf> ’ - POETRY
    (Þórðr Kolbeinsson, Eiríksdrápa, 14, kenning 4)

seinfyrnð skip dverga, — ‘the never-forgotten ships of dwarfs, ’ - POEMS
    (Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from Snorra Edda, 1, kenning 4)

© Skaldic Project Academic Body, unless otherwise noted. Database structure and interface developed by Tarrin Wills. All users of material on this database are reminded that its content may be either subject to copyright restrictions or is the property of the custodians of linked databases that have given permission for members of the skaldic project to use their material for research purposes. Those users who have been given access to as yet unpublished material are further reminded that they may not use, publish or otherwise manipulate such material except with the express permission of the individual editor of the material in question and the General Editor of the volume in which the material is to be published. Applications for permission to use such material should be made in the first instance to the General Editor of the volume in question. All information that appears in the published volumes has been thoroughly reviewed. If you believe some information here is incorrect please contact Tarrin Wills with full details.