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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.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

§103. alcoholic drink, wine, beer, mead (26)


brim hrosta — ‘the surf of malt ’ - ALE
    (Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Þorfinnsdrápa, 1, kenning 2)

fen hrosta — ‘the swamp of malt ’ - ALE
    (Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, Þorfinnsdrápa, 2, kenning 2)

hlenni ennigeira uxa; — ‘the resounding sea (?) of the forehead-spears of oxen; ’ - DRINK
    (Án bogsveigir, Lausavísur, 3, kenning 2)

flœðar jastar; — ‘of the yeast’s flood; may ’ - BEER
    (Einarr Skúlason, Fragments, 3, kenning 2)

hverlegi — ‘the cauldron-liquid ’ - DRINK
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Háleygjatal, 1, kenning 3)

grœðis meldrar; — ‘of the ocean of flour; ’ - ALE
    (Hallar-Steinn, Rekstefja, 13, kenning 2)

mína jastrín — ‘my yeast-Rhine ’ - ALE
    (Kormákr Ǫgmundarson, Sigurðardrápa, 1, kenning 7)

hornstraums — ‘of the horn-stream ’ - ALE
    (Óttarr svarti, Lausavísur, 3, kenning 2)

hreintjǫrnum horna; — ‘with pure lakes of horns; ’ - MEAD
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 24, kenning 1)

viðum fólkhǫmlu — ‘to woods of war-rods. ’ - MEAD
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 24, kenning 2)

rǫst jastar; — ‘the whirlpool of yeast; ’ - ALE
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 25, kenning 1)

brim horna – — ‘the surf of horns – ’ - BEER
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 25, kenning 2)

heilsu máls; — ‘the cure of speech; ’ - MEAD
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 25, kenning 3)

galli strúgs – — ‘the destruction of dignity – ’ - WINE
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 25, kenning 4)

bekkr blíðskálar — ‘the brook of the cheer-cup ’ - DRINK
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 87, kenning 2)

fors horna — ‘the waterfall of horns ’ - MEAD
    (Steinþórr, Fragment, 1, kenning 1)

heilivágr allra stríða — ‘the soothing balm of all torments ’ - WINE/ALE
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða, 28, kenning 1)

hunangsbára — ‘the honey-wave ’ - MEAD
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða, 29, kenning 3)

kerstraumi — ‘his cup-stream ’ - DRINK
    (Torf-Einarr Rǫgnvaldsson, Lausavísur, 1, kenning 1)

vindlauss vágr geira svigðis — ‘the windless wave of the spears of the bull ’ - BEER
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal, 1, kenning 1)

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