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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.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

§1. earth, land (20)

kennings of type EARTH, LAND

grœðis vagna — ‘of the sea of wagons ’ - LAND
    (Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise, 27, kenning 3)

alsetrs vera. — ‘of the common seat of men.’ - WORLD
    (Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut, 36, kenning 2)

djúprǫðul ǫðla, — ‘a deep disk of inherited land, ’ - ISLAND
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Fragments, 1, kenning 1)

nagla holmgjarðar — ‘the stud of the islet-belt ’ - ISLAND
    (Einarr þveræingr Eyjólfsson, Lausavísa, 1, kenning 2)

ríkis láðs, — ‘of the kingdom of the land, ’ - EARTH
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 24, kenning 3)

hjartfœrra hreinvazta — ‘of deer-traversed reindeer-seas ’ - EARTH
    (Markús Skeggjason, Fragments, 2, kenning 2)

gjalfri kringðum botni élkers; — ‘the surge-encircled bottom of the storm-vessel; ’ - EARTH
    (Markús Skeggjason, Eiríksdrápa, 32, kenning 2)

víðbotn varðkeri glyggs, — ‘the wide base of the guarding-vessel of the storm, ’ - EARTH
    (Sigvatr Þórðarson, Flokkr about Erlingr Skjálgsson, 4, kenning 5)

vǫrr rádýris. — ‘the wake of the roe-deer. ’ - LAND
    (Sigvatr Þórðarson, Fragments, 2, kenning 2)

mó hagþorns; — ‘the hawthorn’s moor; ’ - LAND
    (Sigvatr Þórðarson, Austrfararvísur, 10, kenning 2)

víðum botni vindkers, — ‘the wide bottom of the wind-vessel, ’ - EARTH
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða, 5, kenning 1)

hreinvers. — ‘of the reindeer-sea.’ - EARTH
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarkviða, 27, kenning 2)

hreins elgvers — ‘of the pure elk-sea, ’ - LAND
    (Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Fragments, 5, kenning 2)

hjarta lagar. — ‘the heart of the water. ’ - ISLAND
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal, 18, kenning 1)

láði lœbrautar — ‘the land of the pollack-path ’ - ISLAND
    (Þorbjǫrn hornklofi, Glymdrápa, 8, kenning 6)

salr sólborgar — ‘the hall of the sun’s stronghold ’ - EARTH
    (Þórarinn stuttfeldr, Stuttfeldardrápa, 5, kenning 3)

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