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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.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

§45. head (54)

kennings of type HEAD

hjálmstofn. — ‘helmet-peg. ’ - HEAD
    (Anonymous Poems, Krákumál, 14, kenning 2)

hattarstall — ‘the hat-support ’ - HEAD
    (Anonymous Poems, Nóregs konungatal, 18, kenning 2)

láð svarðar — ‘the land of the scalp ’ - HEAD
    (Ásbjǫrn, Ævikviða, 1, kenning 1)

hjǫrvi Heimdalls — ‘the sword of Heimdallr <god> ’ - HEAD
    (Bjarni ...ason, Fragments, 1, kenning 3)

himni reikar — ‘the sky of the hair-parting ’ - HEAD
    (Bjarni ...ason, Fragments, 2, kenning 4)

borg breiðra brúna — ‘the fortress of broad brows ’ - HEAD
    (Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa, 28, kenning 1)

tungls brásali* — ‘the hall of the moon of eyelashes ’ - HEAD
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 15, kenning 4)

grundar brúna — ‘of the land of the brows ’ - HEAD
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 13, kenning 3)

frœknu fjalli skarar; — ‘his heroic mountain of hair; ’ - HEAD
    (Einarr Skúlason, Fragments, 2, kenning 3)

fjalli svarðar. — ‘the mountain of the scalp. ’ - HEAD
    (Einarr Skúlason, Lausavísur, 12, kenning 5)

harðan stofn svarðar — ‘the hard stump of the scalp ’ - HEAD
    (Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 6, kenning 2)

hjalmstall — ‘helmet-support ’ - HEAD
    (Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, Lausavísur, 14, kenning 4)

reit fjǫrnis — ‘land of the helmet; ’ - HEAD
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 17, kenning 1)

strǫndu svarðar. — ‘the beach of the scalp. ’ - HEAD
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 32, kenning 8)

hjalmstall — ‘the helmet-support ’ - HEAD
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 35, kenning 3)

túnum reikar — ‘the homefields of the hair-parting ’ - HEAD
    (Sigvatr Þórðarson, Erfidrápa Óláfs helga, 14, kenning 1)

stræti hattar — ‘the hood’s street ’ - HEAD
    (Skáldþórir, Lausavísa, 1, kenning 1)

bœs heila — ‘of the farmstead of the brain ’ - HEAD
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 2, kenning 8)

Vindhlés; — ‘with Vindhlér’s <= Heimdallr’s> ’ - HEAD
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 7, kenning 2)

landi svarðar; — ‘at the land of the scalp; ’ - HEAD
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 57, kenning 3)

grundar heila — ‘of the ground of the brain ’ - HEAD
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 63, kenning 5)

kletti hjarna — ‘his crag of the brain ’ - HEAD
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 64, kenning 6)

klett herða, — ‘the crag of the shoulders, ’ - HEAD
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 65, kenning 2)

hlíð fjǫrnis, — ‘the slope of the helmet, ’ - HEAD
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 65, kenning 3)

raðar svarðar — ‘of the ridge of the scalp ’ - HEAD
    (Snorri Sturluson, Lausavísur, 7, kenning 3)

grunn hlusta — ‘the ground of the ears ’ - HEAD
    (Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 6, kenning 6)

hjalmsetr. — ‘his helmet-stand.’ - HEAD
    (Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, Sexstefja, 1, kenning 3)

hneigihliðum hárs — ‘the inclined slopes of the hair ’ - HEAD
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Haustlǫng, 20, kenning 3)

trjónu farra — ‘its weapon of the bull ’ - HEAD
    (Þjóðólfr ór Hvini, Ynglingatal, 14, kenning 4)

grundar munna; — ‘the ground of jaws; ’ - HEAD
    (Þorfinnr munnr, Lausavísur, 1, kenning 3)

hauga skarar — ‘the burial-mounds of hair ’ - HEADS
    (Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, Lausavísur, 5, kenning 8)

byggðum hjarna; — ‘the settlements of brains; ’ - HEADS
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 35, kenning 5)

borgir heila — ‘the strongholds of brains ’ - HEADS
    (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 35, kenning 6)

fjöllum skarar — ‘the mountains of hair ’ - HEADS
    (Hálfr Hjǫrleifsson, Innsteinskviða, 5, kenning 1)

háturnum hjarna, — ‘high towers of the brain ’ - HEADS
    (Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 40, kenning 2)

hof hugtúns — ‘the temples of the mind-meadow ’ - HEADS
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 50, kenning 5)

gnapturna aldrs. — ‘jutting towers of life. ’ - HEADS
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 50, kenning 11)

foldir fjǫrnis; — ‘lands of the helmet; ’ - HEADS
    (Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 62, kenning 7)

landa fjǫrnis. — ‘the lands of the helmet. ’ - HEADS
    (Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa, 6, kenning 3)

stǫllum fjǫrnis; — ‘the supports of the helmet; ’ - HEADS
    (Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa, 7, kenning 3)

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