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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.

9134 kennings from 2969 verses.

generic named grouped

Miðgarðsormr (15)

kennings for Miðgarðsormr

ljótbnanda lautar, — ‘of the ugly edging of the dale, ’ -
    (Anonymous Poems, Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar, 11, kenning 4)

undins fránbaugs jarðar, — ‘of the twisted shining ring of the earth, ’ -
    (Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 50, kenning 4)

reist jarðar, — ‘the twisted thing of the earth, ’ -
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Þórr’s fishing, 1, kenning 3)

endiseiðs allra landa. — ‘the boundary-saithe of all lands.’ -
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Þórr’s fishing, 3, kenning 2)

inn ljóti hringr brautar borðróins barða — ‘the ugly ring of the road of the side-rowed ship ’ -
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Þórr’s fishing, 4, kenning 1)

hrøkkviáll drekku Vǫlsunga — ‘the coiling eel of the drink of the Vǫlsungar ’ -
    (Bragi inn gamli Boddason, Þórr’s fishing, 5, kenning 1)

lǫgseims — ‘of the sea-thread ’ -
    (Eilífr Goðrúnarson, Þórsdrápa, 1, kenning 2)

holmfjǫturs, — ‘of the island-fetter, ’ -
    (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Vellekla, 25, kenning 5)

baug brattrar brautar — ‘the ring of the steep road; ’ -
    (Eysteinn Valdason, Poem about Þórr, 2, kenning 2)

seiðr jarðar — ‘the saithe of the earth ’ -
    (Eysteinn Valdason, Poem about Þórr, 3, kenning 1)

fisk grundar — ‘the fish of the sea-bed ’ -
    (Gamli gnævaðarskáld, Poem about Þórr, 1, kenning 2)

mens grundar — ‘of the necklace of the earth ’ -
    (Gamli kanóki, Harmsól, 42, kenning 8)

Umgjǫrð allra landa — ‘The encircler of all lands ’ -
    (Ǫlvir hnúfa, Poem about Þórr, 1, kenning 1)

men storðar. — ‘the necklace of the earth. ’ -
    (Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 3, kenning 3)

fránleitr stirðþinull storðar — ‘the flashing-eyed stiff cord of the earth ’ -
    (Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 4, kenning 1)

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