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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.

10317 kennings from 3304 verses.

generic named grouped

HEADS (12)

kennings for HEADS

[edition and translation unpublished] - HEADS
    (4. Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Guðmundar saga biskups A, 3, kenning 3)

[edition and translation unpublished] - HEADS
    (5. Bjarnar saga Hítdœlakappa 30 (Bjǫrn Hítdœlakappi Arngeirsson, Lausavísur, 20), kenning 3)

hauga skarar — ‘the burial-mounds of hair ’ - HEADS
    (1. 13. Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, 3. Lausavísur, 5 [Vol. 1, 221], kenning 8)

byggðum hjarna; — ‘the settlements of brains; ’ - HEADS
    (8. Breta saga 35 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 35) [Vol. 8, 165], kenning 5)

borgir heila — ‘the strongholds of brains ’ - HEADS
    (8. Breta saga 35 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 35) [Vol. 8, 165], kenning 6)

fjöllum skarar — ‘the mountains of hair ’ - HEADS
    (8. Hálfs saga ok Hálfsrekka 23 (Hálfr Hjǫrleifsson, Innsteinskviða, 5) — Hálfr [Vol. 8, 323], kenning 1)

háturnum hjarna, — ‘high towers of the brain ’ - HEADS
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 40 [Vol. 3, 1048], kenning 2)

hof hugtúns — ‘the temples of the mind-meadow ’ - HEADS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 50 [Vol. 3, 1159], kenning 5)

gnapturna aldrs. — ‘jutting towers of life. ’ - HEADS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 50 [Vol. 3, 1159], kenning 11)

foldir fjǫrnis; — ‘lands of the helmet; ’ - HEADS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 62 [Vol. 3, 1173], kenning 7)

landa fjǫrnis. — ‘the lands of the helmet. ’ - HEADS
    (1. 55. Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa, 6 [Vol. 1, 947], kenning 3)

stǫllum fjǫrnis; — ‘the supports of the helmet; ’ - HEADS
    (1. 55. Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa, 7 [Vol. 1, 948], kenning 3)

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