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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.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

§36. snake, serpent (79)

kennings of type SNAKE, SERPENT

áls Fjǫrgynjar; — ‘of the eel of Fjǫrgyn [= Jǫrð (jǫrð ‘earth’)]; ’ - SERPENT
    (Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from Snorra Edda, 10, kenning 3)

viðfiska, — ‘wood fish, ’ - SNAKES
    (Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Vǫlsunga saga, 6, kenning 1)

gráns grafþveings, — ‘of the grey grave-thong, ’ - SNAKE
    (Anonymous Poems, Gyðingsvísur, 4, kenning 3)

grafvitnis — ‘of the digging-wolf ’ - SNAKE
    (Anonymous Poems, Krákumál, 1, kenning 1)

lyngölun — ‘the heather-fish to death ’ - SNAKE
    (Anonymous Poems, Krákumál, 1, kenning 2)

lykkju storðar. — ‘the loop of the earth. ’ - SNAKE
    (Anonymous Poems, Krákumál, 1, kenning 3)

hringa vallar — ‘of the rings of the plain ’ - SERPENTS
    (Anonymous Poems, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar, 12, kenning 7)

dalreyðar. — ‘of the valley-char. ’ - SNAKE
    (Anonymous Poems, Sǫrlastikki, 1, kenning 2)

urðhœings — ‘of the stone-heap salmon ’ - SERPENT
    (Anonymous Poems, Stríðkeravísur, 1, kenning 6)

kenniseiðs moldar. — ‘of the testing coalfish of the earth.’ - SNAKE
    (Auðunn illskælda, Lausavísa, 1, kenning 3)

vallbaugs — ‘of the field-ring ’ - SNAKE
    (Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa, 4, kenning 3)

lyngs barða — ‘of the whale of the heath ’ - SNAKE
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 30, kenning 6)

ins døkkva hrøkkviseiðs lyngs — ‘of the dark coiling fish of the heather ’ - SNAKE
    (Einarr Skúlason, Geisli, 16, kenning 3)

aurriða strandar — ‘of the trout of the beach ’ - SERPENT
    (Einarr Skúlason, Lausavísur, 12, kenning 3)

dalreyðar. — ‘of the valley-char.’ - SNAKE
    (Einarr Skúlason, Øxarflokkr, 1, kenning 5)

mens lyngva, — ‘of the necklace of heathers ’ - SNAKE
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Lausavísur, 11, kenning 8)

dœlar seiðs — ‘of the fish of the dell ’ - SNAKE
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 44, kenning 10)

Þeir lindar lands — ‘Those girdles of the land ’ - SNAKES
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I, 12, kenning 1)

rauða ok hvíta seil rás. — ‘a red and a white rope of the earth. ’ - SNAKE
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I, 12, kenning 2)

Fásýnir frœknir baugar fróns — ‘The rarely-seen ferocious rings of the earth ’ - SNAKES
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I, 15, kenning 1)

belti grundar — ‘the belts of the ground ’ - SNAKES
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I, 16, kenning 1)

Hœknir gyrðingar hauðrs — ‘The vicious girdles of the earth ’ - SNAKES
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I, 16, kenning 2)

‘Inn rauði fagrsili rás,’ — ‘‘The red fine rope of the earth,’ ’ - SNAKE
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I, 21, kenning 1)

inn hvíti hjarlþvengr — ‘the white thong of the earth ’ - SNAKE
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I, 39, kenning 1)

ljósum fjǫtri laufviðar — ‘to the white fetter of the leafy tree ’ - SNAKE
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I, 42, kenning 1)

‘Belti foldar — ‘‘The belt of the earth ’ - SNAKE
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I, 43, kenning 1)

grimmum fjǫtri lundar — ‘the savage fetter of the grove, ’ - SNAKE
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I, 44, kenning 1)

hvalr heiðar — ‘the whale of the heath ’ - SNAKE
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 46, kenning 1)

sigðr urðar — ‘the sickle of the cairn ’ - SNAKE
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 46, kenning 2)

reyrþvengs. — ‘of the reed-thong. ’ - SNAKE
    (Hallar-Steinn, Fragments, 3, kenning 7)

læsíks —, — ‘of the poison-whitefish —, ’ - SNAKE
    (Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 14, kenning 1)

holmfjǫturs; — ‘of the island-fetter; ’ - SERPENT
    (Hallvarðr háreksblesi, Knútsdrápa, 5, kenning 3)

myrkaurriða markar — ‘the dark trout of the forest ’ - SERPENT
    (Illugi bryndœlaskáld, Poem about Haraldr harðráði, 1, kenning 2)

skeljungs fjalla — ‘of the whale of the mountains ’ - SNAKE
    (Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 6, kenning 7)

grjótǫlnis. — ‘of the stone-mackerel. ’ - SNAKE
    (Óláfr inn helgi Haraldsson, Lausavísur, 2, kenning 4)

fiski foldar. — ‘the fish of the earth. ’ - SNAKE
    (Ragnarr loðbrók, Lausavísur, 1, kenning 1)

hringlegnum lax heiðar. — ‘of the ring-coiled salmon of the heath. ’ - SNAKE
    (Ragnarr loðbrók, Lausavísur, 1, kenning 2)

brúna tau*ma bráðhalls — ‘bright reins of a rockface ’ - SNAKES
    (Ragnarr loðbrók, Lausavísur, 6, kenning 1)

hrings myrkviðar — ‘a ring of the murky forest ’ - SNAKE
    (Ragnarr loðbrók, Lausavísur, 6, kenning 5)

hvals heiðar — ‘of the whale of the heath ’ - SERPENT
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 4, kenning 1)

lax urðar — ‘of the salmon of the rocky slope ’ - SERPENT
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 7, kenning 6)

sefþvengjar. — ‘of the rush-thong. ’ - SERPENT
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 36, kenning 4)

fjallreyðar; — ‘of the mountain-char; ’ - SERPENT
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 36, kenning 6)

baug vallar — ‘the ring of the meadow ’ - SERPENT
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 72, kenning 2)

þvengs leiðar. — ‘of the thong of the path. ’ - SNAKE
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson, Lausavísur, 27, kenning 2)

síka eyfitja – — ‘of the fishes of the island-meadows – ’ - SERPENTS
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson, Lausavísur, 34, kenning 2)

Fiskr lyngs — ‘The fish of the heather ’ - SNAKE
    (Sigvatr Þórðarson, Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 3, kenning 1)

blóða linns, — ‘of the serpent’s brother, ’ - SERPENT
    (Sigvatr Þórðarson, Lausavísur, 3, kenning 4)

engis lúru — ‘of the halibut of the meadow, ’ - SERPENT
    (Sigvatr Þórðarson, Lausavísur, 4, kenning 6)

gjaldseiðs grundar; — ‘of the compensation-pollack of the field; ’ - SERPENT
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 15, kenning 1)

hólmreyðar. — ‘of the island-char. ’ - SNAKE
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hákonarflokkr, 2, kenning 3)

dalreyðar. — ‘of the valley-char.’ - SNAKE
    (Sturla Þórðarson, Hrafnsmál, 7, kenning 5)

leynisíka lyngs — ‘of the hiding fishes of the heather ’ - SNAKES
    (Sveinn, Fragment, 1, kenning 3)

holmreyðar — ‘of the island-salmon, ’ - SNAKE
    (Þorbjǫrn hornklofi, Glymdrápa, 6, kenning 3)

hringi grœnna lyngva, — ‘of the ring of green heathers, ’ - SERPENT
    (Þorfinnr munnr, Lausavísur, 1, kenning 5)

fránǫluns. — ‘of the flashing fish. ’ - SERPENT
    (Þormóðr Kolbrúnarskáld, Lausavísur, 10, kenning 2)

ǫlna fjalla. — ‘of fish of the mountains. ’ - SNAKES
    (Þorvaldr Hjaltason, Lausavísur, 2, kenning 3)

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