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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.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


kennings for RAVENS

nafnar hrafns — ‘the namesakes of the raven ’ - RAVENS
    (1. Anonymous Poems, 3. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar, 22 [Vol. 1, 1053], kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - RAVENS
    (4. Einarr Gilsson, Guðmundarkvæði, 23, kenning 9)

svǫnum farmatýs, — ‘to the swans of the god of cargoes, ’ - RAVENS
    (1. 13. Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, 2. Háleygjatal, 9 [Vol. 1, 207], kenning 5)

gǫgl Yggs — ‘the goslings of Yggr <= Óðinn> ’ - RAVENS
    (3. 48. Gizurr svarti (gullbrárskáld) (biog. vol. 1), Fragment, 1 [Vol. 3, 192], kenning 3)

dǫkkvalir dolgbands — ‘the dark falcons of the battle-god ’ - RAVENS
    (1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 3. Lausavísa, 1 [Vol. 1, 266], kenning 2)

hirð Hugins — ‘for the retinue of Huginn <raven> ’ - RAVENS
    (2. Grani skáld, Poem about Haraldr harðráði, 2 [Vol. 2, 298-9], kenning 1)

Veiðivitjar vals — ‘Hunting-visitors of the slain ’ - RAVENS
    ([error: assigned as individual verse to a vol > 4] [Vol. 8, 780], kenning 1)

svǫrt hjaldrgǫgl — ‘black battle-goslings ’ - RAVENS
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 39 [Vol. 3, 1047], kenning 4)

gunnstara, — ‘of battle-starlings, ’ - RAVENS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 92 [Vol. 3, 1201], kenning 4)

svartklædda dynhróka sóknar — ‘black-coated din-cormorants of battle ’ - RAVENS
    (2. Sturla Þórðarson, 3. Hrafnsmál, 9 [Vol. 2, 734-5], kenning 5)

Ferðar Hugins — ‘of the flock of Huginn <raven> ’ - RAVENS
    (1. 19. Tindr Hallkelsson, Hákonardrápa, 4 [Vol. 1, 345], kenning 3)

gǫglum Yggs — ‘to the geese of Yggr <= Óðinn>, ’ - RAVENS
    (1. 19. Tindr Hallkelsson, Hákonardrápa, 8 [Vol. 1, 351], kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - RAVENS
    (5. Eyrbyggja saga 5 (Þórarinn svarti máhlíðingr Þórólfsson, Máhlíðingavísur, 3), kenning 7)

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