Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.

9117 kennings from 2964 verses.

generic named grouped

SWORDS (79)

kennings for SWORDS

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Gunnlaugs saga ormstungu 24 (Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísa from Gunnlaugs saga, 2) — Gunnlaugr to Illugi in a dream, kenning 2)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Njáls saga 46 (Anonymous Lausavísur, Lausavísur from Njáls saga, 2) — Járngrímr (in a dream), kenning 2)

slíðrloga. — ‘of sheath-flames. ’ - SWORDS
    (8. Anonymous Poems, Krákumál, 12 [Vol. 8, 740], kenning 4)

hjalmskóð — ‘the helmet-destroyers ’ - SWORDS
    (1. Anonymous Poems, 2. Liðsmannaflokkr, 9 [Vol. 1, 1027], kenning 2)

randa röðuls — ‘of shields’ sun ’ - SWORDS
    (7. Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut, 6 [Vol. 7, 236], kenning 2)

støkkvifúra þeys hlífar — ‘of scattering flames of the breeze of the shield ’ - SWORDS
    (1. Anonymous Poems, 3. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar, 12 [Vol. 1, 1044], kenning 3)

elda ulfvíns — ‘of the fires of wolf-wine ’ - SWORDS
    (7. Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa, 14 [Vol. 7, 190-1], kenning 3)

benlaxa, — ‘wound-salmon, ’ - SWORDS
    (1. Anonymous Poems, 4. Poem about Óláfr Tryggvason, 1 [Vol. 1, 1063], kenning 3)

fetilstinga. — ‘of sword-belt stabbers.’ - SWORDS
    (2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 3. Magnússdrápa, 6 [Vol. 2, 215-16], kenning 6)

brýndir brynpálmar — ‘the sharpened mailcoat-palms ’ - SWORDS
    (8. Orms þáttr Stórólfssonar 11 (Ásbjǫrn, Ævikviða, 8) — Ásbjǫrn [Vol. 8, 614], kenning 2)

árar sunda sárs; — ‘the oars of the bays of the wound; ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 39. Bersi Skáld-Torfuson, 2. Lausavísa, 1 [Vol. 1, 796], kenning 1)

randorma — ‘of shield-snakes ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 57. Bjarni byskup Kolbeinsson, Jómsvíkingadrápa, 17 [Vol. 1, 973], kenning 3)

tungur véttrima — ‘tongues of hilts ’ - SWORDS
    (2. Bjǫrn krepphendi, Magnússdrápa, 10 [Vol. 2, 403-4], kenning 6)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 62 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Lausavísur, 33), kenning 2)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 71 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Lausavísur, 41), kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 122 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Lausavísur, 42), kenning 1)

sárelda — ‘of wound-fires ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 18. Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, 3. Lausavísur, 3 [Vol. 1, 333], kenning 4)

hjalmeldum. — ‘with helmet-fires. ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 18. Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, 2. Vellekla, 33 [Vol. 1, 325], kenning 2)

svell folks — ‘ice-sheets of battle ’ - SWORDS
    (2. Einarr Skúlason, 7. Runhenda, 5 [Vol. 2, 554-5], kenning 1)

snarp*a elda sárflóðs — ‘the sharp fires of the wound-flood ’ - SWORDS
    (2. Einarr Skúlason, 5. Sigurðardrápa II, 1 [Vol. 2, 550-1], kenning 1)

harðfótum hjalta — ‘the hard feet of hilts ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 13. Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, 1. Hákonarmál, 6 [Vol. 1, 180], kenning 1)

Benjeldar — ‘Wound-fires ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 13. Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, 1. Hákonarmál, 7 [Vol. 1, 182], kenning 1)

ófolgin fullegg svell fetla — ‘the unconcealed fully edged icicles of sword-belts ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 13. Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, 3. Lausavísur, 7 [Vol. 1, 224], kenning 3)

Benteinar — ‘The wound-twigs ’ - SWORDS
    (8. Ketils saga hœngs 38 (Framarr víkingakonungr, Lausavísur, 3) — Framarr [Vol. 8, 593], kenning 2)

elda Mistar — ‘of the fires of Mist <valkyrie> ’ - SWORDS
    (7. Gamli kanóki, 1. Harmsól, 2 [Vol. 7, 74-5], kenning 2)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Heiðarvíga saga 9 (Gísli Þorgautsson, Lausavísa, 1), kenning 5)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Heiðarvíga saga 9 (Gísli Þorgautsson, Lausavísa, 1), kenning 10)

snarpar slíðrtungur — ‘keen scabbard-tongues ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 4 [Vol. 1, 252], kenning 5)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Njáls saga 9 (Gunnarr Hámundarson, Lausavísur, 5) — Gunnarr, kenning 6)

‘Gránir garmar slíðra — ‘‘The grey dogs of scabbards ’ - SWORDS
    (8. Breta saga 35 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 35) [Vol. 8, 165], kenning 1)

skjaldar linna — ‘of the snakes of the shield, ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 54. Hallar-Steinn, 1. Rekstefja, 1 [Vol. 1, 897], kenning 7)

Skǫglar elda — ‘of the fires of Skǫgul <valkyrie> ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 54. Hallar-Steinn, 1. Rekstefja, 7 [Vol. 1, 904], kenning 3)

reyr dreyra — ‘reeds of gore ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 34. Halldórr ókristni, Eiríksflokkr, 3 [Vol. 1, 475], kenning 1)

hjalmsprotum. — ‘with helmet-rods. ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 5 [Vol. 1, 408], kenning 2)

hǫrð hræskóð — ‘hard corpse-harmers ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 1. Óláfsdrápa, 4 [Vol. 1, 395], kenning 1)

leiptra hildar — ‘of the lightnings of battle ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Hallvarðr háreksblesi, Knútsdrápa, 3 [Vol. 3, 233], kenning 2)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Harðar saga 7 (Hǫrðr Grímkelsson, Lausavísur, 2) — Hörðr, kenning 4)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Gunnlaugs saga ormstungu 18 (Hrafn Ǫnundarson, Lausavísur, 3), kenning 1)

Yggjar báls — ‘of Yggr’s <= Óðinn> fire ’ - SWORDS
    (7. Kálfr Hallsson, Kátrínardrápa, 46 [Vol. 7, 960-1], kenning 4)

ljósa sárísa; — ‘bright wound-icicles; ’ - SWORDS
    (2. Kolli inn prúði, Ingadrápa, 3 [Vol. 2, 530-1], kenning 1)

skóða skjaldar — ‘of the shield’s dangerous tools ’ - SWORDS
    (2. Máni, Lausavísur, 2 [Vol. 2, 642-3], kenning 2)

benlogum. — ‘wound-flames. ’ - SWORDS
    (8. Ǫrvar-Odds saga 117 (Ǫrvar-Oddr, Ævidrápa, 47) — Oddr [Vol. 8, 925], kenning 1)

gyltar tungur hjalta — ‘gilded tongues of hilts ’ - SWORDS
    (2. Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson, 2. Hrynhenda, 10 [Vol. 2, 667], kenning 2)

elda Gǫndlar — ‘of the fires of Gǫndul <valkyrie> ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 38. Óttarr svarti, 1. Hǫfuðlausn, 19 [Vol. 1, 765], kenning 2)

bensildr — ‘wound-herrings ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 11 [Vol. 3, 1019], kenning 2)

hjalmskóð — ‘helmet-harmers ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 58 [Vol. 3, 1067], kenning 1)

hǫrð reyr morðs — ‘hard reeds of battle ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 65 [Vol. 3, 1073], kenning 5)

árar sára — ‘oars of wounds ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 66 [Vol. 3, 1074], kenning 4)

bryggjur slíðra — ‘bridges of scabbards ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 71 [Vol. 3, 1080], kenning 1)

snáka bðar hauka bǫðvar — ‘of the snakes of the meat of hawks of battle ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 73 [Vol. 3, 1082], kenning 6)

Snarpar tungur slíðrar — ‘Sharp tongues of the scabbard ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 74 [Vol. 3, 1084], kenning 1)

Rammslegin reyr rimmu — ‘Hard-hammered reeds of battle ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 79 [Vol. 3, 1089], kenning 1)

eldar Yggs — ‘the fires of Yggr <= Óðinn> ’ - SWORDS
    (2. Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson, Lausavísur, 11 [Vol. 2, 588-9], kenning 2)

Beinrangr bǫðvar* jǫkla — ‘The bandy-legged of the glaciers of battle ’ - SWORDS
    (2. Rǫgnvaldr jarl Kali Kolsson, Lausavísur, 13 [Vol. 2, 590-1], kenning 6)

fúra fleinbraks, — ‘of the fires of spear-crash ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 2 [Vol. 3, 1106], kenning 3)

naðra sóknar — ‘adders of battle ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 6 [Vol. 3, 1110], kenning 1)

gamlar hunangsǫldur. — ‘old honey-waves ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 24 [Vol. 3, 1130], kenning 4)

Eldar Hlakkar — ‘Fires of Hlǫkk <valkyrie> ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 57 [Vol. 3, 1166], kenning 2)

glóðir rimmu — ‘embers of battle ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 57 [Vol. 3, 1166], kenning 4)

ísa álmdrósar; — ‘icicles of the elm-bow-woman; ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 60 [Vol. 3, 1169], kenning 2)

fella hræs. — ‘of the fellers of carrion. ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 60 [Vol. 3, 1169], kenning 6)

styrjǫkla — ‘battle-glaciers ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 60 [Vol. 3, 1169], kenning 8)

ára sára — ‘of oars of wounds ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 61 [Vol. 3, 1171], kenning 4)

lauka Mistar — ‘of Mist’s <valkyrie’s> leeks ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 85 [Vol. 3, 1196], kenning 3)

glóða styrjar; — ‘of embers of strife; ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 85 [Vol. 3, 1196], kenning 6)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Harðar saga 8 (Sóti, Lausavísur, 1) — Sóti, kenning 4)

fúra Fjǫlnis — ‘of the fires of Fjǫlnir <= Óðinn> ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 19. Tindr Hallkelsson, Hákonardrápa, 1 [Vol. 1, 338], kenning 4)

hræ*birtinga — ‘of the corpse-trout ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 19. Tindr Hallkelsson, Hákonardrápa, 6 [Vol. 1, 348], kenning 4)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Njáls saga 2 (Unnr Marðardóttir, Lausavísur, 2) — Unnr, kenning 3)

hjalmeldum. — ‘with helmet-fires. ’ - SWORDS
    (3. Úlfr Uggason, Húsdrápa, 11 [Vol. 3, 422], kenning 3)

slíðrdúkaðar siglur samnagla — ‘sheath-covered masts of the rivet ’ - SWORDS
    (2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 6. Fragments, 3 [Vol. 2, 161-2], kenning 3)

fetilstinga, — ‘of sword-belt stabbers, ’ - SWORDS
    (2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 7. Lausavísur, 3 [Vol. 2, 167-8], kenning 4)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Heiðarvíga saga 7 (Þorbjǫrn Brúnason, Lausavísur, 3), kenning 4)

báðar benskeiðr, — ‘both wound-ships, ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 50. Þorfinnr munnr, Lausavísur, 1 [Vol. 1, 845], kenning 4)

hvassir benlaukar — ‘sharp wound-leeks ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 55. Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa, 7 [Vol. 1, 948], kenning 2)

ôrum bens. — ‘the oars of the wound. ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 55. Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa, 9 [Vol. 1, 949], kenning 1)

undglóða; — ‘of wound-embers; ’ - SWORDS
    (1. 55. Þorkell Gíslason, Búadrápa, 12 [Vol. 1, 952], kenning 2)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Eyrbyggja saga 15 (Þórarinn svarti máhlíðingr Þórólfsson, Máhlíðingavísur, 13), kenning 7)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SWORDS
    (5. Heiðarvíga saga 3 (Þuríðr Óláfsdóttir pá, Lausavísa, 1), kenning 2)

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