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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.

9042 kennings from 2951 verses.

generic named grouped

POETRY (53)

kennings for POETRY

drykkr Dúrnis — ‘the drink of Dúrnir <dwarf> ’ - POETRY
    (3. Anonymous Lausavísur, 4. Stanzas from Laufás Edda, 8 [Vol. 3, 645], kenning 3)

bjór Yggjar, — ‘the strong drink of Yggr <= Óðinn> ’ - POETRY
    (3. Anonymous Poems, Málsháttakvæði, 29 [Vol. 3, 1242], kenning 1)

brim hrosta Alfǫður — ‘the surf of malt of Alfaðir <= Óðinn> ’ - POETRY
    (2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 4. Þorfinnsdrápa, 1 [Vol. 2, 231-2], kenning 1)

feng Yggjar — ‘the booty of Yggr <= Óðinn> ’ - POETRY
    (1. 57. Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa, 4 [Vol. 1, 962], kenning 1)

Viðurs skap — ‘of Viðurr’s <= Óðinn’s> mind, ’ - POETRY
    (3. Bragi inn gamli Boddason, 4. An exchange of verses between Bragi and a troll-woman, 1 [Vol. 3, 64], kenning 2)

Gauts gjaf — ‘of Gautr’s <= Óðinn’s> gift, ’ - POETRY
    (3. Bragi inn gamli Boddason, 4. An exchange of verses between Bragi and a troll-woman, 1 [Vol. 3, 64], kenning 4)

Yggs ǫl — ‘of Yggr’s <= Óðinn’s> ale, ’ - POETRY
    (3. Bragi inn gamli Boddason, 4. An exchange of verses between Bragi and a troll-woman, 1 [Vol. 3, 64], kenning 6)

drykkju Fjǫlnis fjalla; — ‘the drink of the Fjǫlnir <= Óðinn> of the mountains; ’ - POETRY
    (3. Bragi inn gamli Boddason, 3. Fragments, 5Two verses celebrating generous patrons (1) [Vol. 3, 61], kenning 3)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 109 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Arinbjarnarkviða, 13), kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 128 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Berudrápa, 1), kenning 5)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 34 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 1), kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 35 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 2), kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 52 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 19), kenning 2)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 10 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Lausavísur, 6), kenning 6)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 24 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Lausavísur, 17), kenning 3)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 24 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Lausavísur, 17), kenning 11)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 72 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 1), kenning 3)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 73 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Sonatorrek, 2), kenning 1)

sáð orða Sónar — ‘the seed of the words of Són <mythical vat> ’ - POETRY
    (3. Eilífr Goðrúnarson, 1. Þórsdrápa, 23 [Vol. 3, 124], kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (4. Eilífr Snorrason, Lausavísur, 1, kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (4. Eilífr Snorrason, Lausavísur, 2, kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (4. Einarr Gilsson, Guðmundarkvæði, 21, kenning 4)

veig Váfaðar — ‘strong drink of Váfuðr <= Óðinn> ’ - POETRY
    (1. 18. Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, 3. Lausavísur, 1a [Vol. 1, 331], kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 124 (Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, Lausavísur in Egils saga, 1b) — Einarr Helgason skálaglamm, kenning 1)

hornstraum Hrímnis. — ‘the horn-stream of Hrímnir <giant>.’ - POETRY
    (3. Eysteinn Valdason, Poem about Þórr, 1 [Vol. 3, 185], kenning 2)

líði Hôars, — ‘the drink of Hôarr <= Óðinn>, ’ - POETRY
    (1. 13. Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, 2. Háleygjatal, 1 [Vol. 1, 197], kenning 1)

gjǫldum Gillings, — ‘the payment for Gillingr <giant>, ’ - POETRY
    (1. 13. Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, 2. Háleygjatal, 1 [Vol. 1, 197], kenning 2)

hverlegi farms galga, — ‘the cauldron-liquid of the burden of the gallows, ’ - POETRY
    (1. 13. Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, 2. Háleygjatal, 1 [Vol. 1, 197], kenning 4)

sumbl jólna, — ‘a feast of the gods, ’ - POETRY
    (1. 13. Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, 2. Háleygjatal, 13 [Vol. 1, 212], kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (4. Gizurr Þorvaldsson, Lausavísur, 2, kenning 2)

gildi beiðis hapta — ‘the banquet of the ruler of the gods ’ - POETRY
    (1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 1 [Vol. 1, 248], kenning 1)

Þundregns. — ‘of Þundr’s <= Óðinn’s> rain. ’ - POETRY
    (1. 54. Hallar-Steinn, 1. Rekstefja, 8 [Vol. 1, 905], kenning 3)

dimmt dvergregn* — ‘the dark dwarf-rain ’ - POETRY
    (1. 54. Hallar-Steinn, 1. Rekstefja, 31 [Vol. 1, 933], kenning 2)

sylg ættar Surts. — ‘drink of the family of Surtr <giant>.’ - POETRY
    (1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 15 [Vol. 1, 421], kenning 4)

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

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (5. Bergbúa þáttr 12 (Hallmundr bergbúinn, Hallmundarkviða, 12) — Hallmundr bergbúinn, kenning 2)

líð Yggs; — ‘Yggr’s <= Óðinn’s> drink; ’ - POETRY
    (2. Haraldr harðráði Sigurðarson, 1. Gamanvísur, 4 [Vol. 2, 39-40], kenning 1)

kerlaug drauga; — ‘the cup-liquid of the undead; ’ - POETRY
    (1. 2. Haraldr hárfagri Hálfdanarson, 1. Snæfríðardrápa, 1 [Vol. 1, 68], kenning 2)

réttan drykk Regins. — ‘a correct drink of Reginn <dwarf>.’ - POETRY
    (1. 2. Haraldr hárfagri Hálfdanarson, 1. Snæfríðardrápa, 1 [Vol. 1, 68], kenning 5)

vitnis váða vín — ‘of the wine of the threat of the wolf. ’ - POETRY
    (3. Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, 5. Fragments, 5 [Vol. 3, 264], kenning 2)

helgu fulli hrafnásar; — ‘the holy cup of the raven-god; ’ - POETRY
    (3. Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, 3. Poem about Gizurr gullbrárskáld, 2 [Vol. 3, 255], kenning 1)

ramar veigar salar Fals brautar fannar, — ‘for the powerful drinks of the hall of the Falr <dwarf> of the path of the snow-drift, ’ - POETRY
    (3. Hofgarða-Refr Gestsson, 3. Poem about Gizurr gullbrárskáld, 3 [Vol. 3, 256], kenning 1)

fjarðar día — ‘of the fjord of the gods ’ - POETRY
    (3. Kormákr Ǫgmundarson (biog. vol. 5), 1. Sigurðardrápa, 3 [Vol. 3, 277], kenning 3)

sylg Grímnis hanga. — ‘the drink of the Grímnir <giant> of hanged ones. ’ - POETRY
    (2. Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson, Lausavísur, 7 [Vol. 2, 583-4], kenning 4)

gjalfr Gauts — ‘the roaring sea of Gautr <= Óðinn> ’ - POETRY
    (2. Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson, Lausavísur, 11 [Vol. 2, 588-9], kenning 1)

munvágs Dáins, — ‘of the delightful wave of Dáinn <dwarf> ’ - POETRY
    (1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 12. Lausavísur, 27 [Vol. 1, 733], kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - POETRY
    (5. Njáls saga 32 (Skarpheðinn Njálsson, Lausavísur, 7) — Skarpheðinn, kenning 6)

feng Yggs — ‘Yggr’s <= Óðinn’s> booty ’ - POETRY
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 31 [Vol. 3, 1137], kenning 3)

hrannir saltunnu Hárs. — ‘the waves of Hárr’s <= Óðinn’s> hall-barrel. ’ - POETRY
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 31 [Vol. 3, 1137], kenning 7)

hlítstyggs farms arma Gunnlaðar — ‘of the trust-wary freight of the arms of Gunnlǫð <giantess> ’ - POETRY
    (3. Steinþórr, Fragment, 1 [Vol. 3, 390], kenning 2)

gjǫldum Hrauðnis. — ‘in the recompenses of Hrauðnir <giant>. ’ - POETRY
    (1. 19. Tindr Hallkelsson, Hákonardrápa, 5 [Vol. 1, 347], kenning 5)

fundr Þundar [e]s — ‘the discovery of Þundr <= Óðinn> is ’ - POETRY
    (3. Vǫlu-Steinn, Ǫgmundardrápa, 1 [Vol. 3, 428], kenning 5)

regn rekka Þorins — ‘the rain of the men of Þorinn <dwarf> ’ - POETRY
    (1. 35. Þórðr Kolbeinsson, Eiríksdrápa, 14 [Vol. 1, 508], kenning 4)

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