Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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kenning index

This is the kenning index generated from the edited verses in the database. Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.

9118 kennings from 2965 verses.

generic named grouped

GIANTS (47)

kennings for GIANTS

dólga grœðis vagna — ‘the enemies of the sea of wagons ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Anonymous Lausavísur, 4. Stanzas from the Third Grammatical Treatise, 27about Þórr [Vol. 3, 555], kenning 2)

bǫndum bergsalar — ‘the deities of the rock-hall ’ - GIANTS
    (1. Anonymous Lausavísur, 3. Lausavísa from Óláfs saga Tryggvasonar in Heimskringla, 1níð poem about Harald blátǫnn [Vol. 1, 1073], kenning 3)

jóða Aurnis — ‘of Aurnir’s <giant’s> brood ’ - GIANTS
    (2. Anonymous Lausavísur, 2. Lausavísur from Haralds saga Sigurðarsonar, 8 [Vol. 2, 821-2], kenning 2)

traustir mágar Miðjungs — ‘the trusted kinsmen of Miðjungr <giant> ’ - GIANTS
    (8. Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar 8 (Ásbjǫrn, Ævikviða, 5) — Ásbjǫrn [Vol. 8, 612], kenning 2)

flotna forns Litar. — ‘of the followers of ancient Litr <giant>.’ - GIANTS
    (3. Bragi inn gamli Boddason, 2. Þórr’s fishing, 5 [Vol. 3, 51], kenning 4)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANTS
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 24 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Lausavísur, 17), kenning 4)

goða flugstalla — ‘of the gods of precipice-altars ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 1 [Vol. 3, 75], kenning 4)

niðjum Þorns –, — ‘the descendants of Þorn <giant> –, ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 2 [Vol. 3, 77], kenning 2)

Skotum Gandvíkr, — ‘the Scots of Gandvík, ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 2 [Vol. 3, 77], kenning 3)

mága Sefgrímnis. — ‘of the in-laws of Sefgrímnir <giant>. ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 5 [Vol. 3, 85], kenning 8)

barna Þorns — ‘of the children of Þorn <giant> ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 8 [Vol. 3, 91], kenning 5)

firum vamms stǫðvar glamma — ‘of the disgraceful men of the place of wolves ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 11 [Vol. 3, 99], kenning 3)

Hǫrða barða, — ‘the Hǫrðar of precipices, ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 12 [Vol. 3, 101], kenning 4)

þjóðar fjǫru, — ‘of the people of the shore, ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 12 [Vol. 3, 101], kenning 5)

skyld-Breta skytju. — ‘the kin-Britons of the markswoman [= Skaði]. ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 12 [Vol. 3, 101], kenning 9)

Flesdrótt — ‘The skerry-host ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 13 [Vol. 3, 104], kenning 1)

dróttar kolgu dolg-Svíþjóðar; — ‘of the host of the cold wave of the hostile Sweden; ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 13 [Vol. 3, 104], kenning 3)

ferð nesja — ‘the troop of headlands ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 13 [Vol. 3, 104], kenning 5)

Danir útvés flóðrifs — ‘the Danes of the outlying sanctuary of the sea-rib ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 13 [Vol. 3, 104], kenning 9)

þróttarhersa Þornranns; — ‘of the strength-hersar of the house of Þorn <giant>; ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 14 [Vol. 3, 105], kenning 1)

Kumra hellis — ‘of the Cumbrians of the cave ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 14 [Vol. 3, 105], kenning 3)

hreina gnípu — ‘of the reindeer of the peak ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 14 [Vol. 3, 105], kenning 5)

menn legs mœrar fjarðeplis — ‘the men of the lair of the land of the fjord-apple ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 16 [Vol. 3, 111], kenning 2)

kunnleggs kveldrunninna kvinna — ‘of the family line of the evening-running women ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 17 [Vol. 3, 113], kenning 2)

niðjum Glaums; — ‘the descendants of Glaumr <giant>; ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 20 [Vol. 3, 119], kenning 1)

kalfa undirfjalfrs bliku alfheims — ‘of the calves of the low hiding-place of the gleam of the elf-world ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 21 [Vol. 3, 121], kenning 2)

Rygir Lista vallátrs — ‘the Rygir of the Lista of the falcon-lair ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 21 [Vol. 3, 121], kenning 5)

aldar Ellu steins. — ‘of the people of the Ælla <Northumbrian king> of the stone, ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 21 [Vol. 3, 121], kenning 9)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANTS
    (4. Einarr Gilsson, Guðmundarkvæði, 14, kenning 7)

berg-Saxa. — ‘of the rock-Saxons. ’ - GIANTS
    (1. 18. Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, 2. Vellekla, 2 [Vol. 1, 284], kenning 3)

jǫfra heiðar — ‘of the chieftains of the heath; ’ - GIANTS
    (2. Einarr Skúlason, 11. Lausavísur, 2 [Vol. 2, 569-70], kenning 4)

ættar Surts. — ‘of the family of Surtr <giant>.’ - GIANTS
    (1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 15 [Vol. 1, 421], kenning 5)

lýða landherðar —, — ‘of the folk of the land-shoulder —, ’ - GIANTS
    (1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 21 [Vol. 1, 431], kenning 2)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANTS
    (5. Bergbúa þáttr 3 (Hallmundr bergbúinn, Hallmundarkviða, 3) — Hallmundr bergbúinn, kenning 4)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANTS
    (5. Bergbúa þáttr 5 (Hallmundr bergbúinn, Hallmundarkviða, 5) — Hallmundr bergbúinn, kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - GIANTS
    (5. Bergbúa þáttr 6 (Hallmundr bergbúinn, Hallmundarkviða, 6) — Hallmundr bergbúinn, kenning 2)

grjótaldar; — ‘of the rock-people; ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, 2. From a poem about Þorsteinn, 1 [Vol. 3, 250], kenning 3)

berg-Mœra — ‘of the mountain-Mœrir <people of Mœrr> ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, 2. From a poem about Þorsteinn, 1 [Vol. 3, 250], kenning 5)

mína jastrín aurgreppa Sýrar fentanna; — ‘my yeast-Rhine of the mud-men of the Sýr <= Freyja> of fen-teeth; ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Kormákr Ǫgmundarson (biog. vol. 5), 1. Sigurðardrápa, 1 [Vol. 3, 274], kenning 4)

Fjallbúar — ‘The mountain dwellers ’ - GIANTS
    (8. Ǫrvar-Odds saga 89 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa, 19) — Oddr [Vol. 8, 902], kenning 1)

hraunskjöldunga, — ‘the rock-princes ’ - GIANTS
    (8. Ǫrvar-Odds saga 89 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa, 19) — Oddr [Vol. 8, 902], kenning 2)

Gauta hellis — ‘of the Gautar of the cave ’ - GIANTS
    (2. Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson, Lausavísur, 7 [Vol. 2, 583-4], kenning 8)

folka leggs fróns — ‘of the peoples of the bone of the earth ’ - GIANTS
    (3. Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 4 [Vol. 3, 413], kenning 3)

Byggvendr bjartra borða — ‘The inhabitants of the bright hillsides ’ - GIANTS
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 10 [Vol. 3, 446], kenning 1)

vagna myrkbeins reinar Haka — ‘of killer whales of the dark bone of the land of Haki <sea-king> ’ - GIANTS
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 16 [Vol. 3, 456], kenning 4)

bǫlverðungar Belja — ‘of the evil-causing troop of Beli <giant> ’ - GIANTS
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 18 [Vol. 3, 459], kenning 2)

berg-Dana — ‘of rock-Danes ’ - GIANTS
    (3. 1. Þjóðólfr ór Hvini (biog. vol. 1), 1. Haustlǫng, 18 [Vol. 3, 459], kenning 9)

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