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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.

9232 kennings from 2994 verses.

generic named grouped

BATTLES (35)

kennings for BATTLES

fjórar hríðir ǫrva — ‘four blizzards of arrows ’ - BATTLES
    (2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 2. Hrynhenda, Magnússdrápa, 14 [Vol. 2, 200-1], kenning 7)

tíu aldin él þélar grafninga — ‘ten ancient blizzards of the file of graven shields ’ - BATTLES
    (2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 1. Rǫgnvaldsdrápa, 1 [Vol. 2, 178-80], kenning 2)

leika Freys. — ‘the games of Freyr <god>. ’ - BATTLES
    (8. Ragnars saga loðbrókar 29 (Bjǫrn Ragnarsson, Lausavísur, 4) — Bjǫrn [Vol. 8, 682], kenning 1)

veðrum Gǫndlar, — ‘the winds of Gǫndul <valkyrie>, ’ - BATTLES
    (1. 18. Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, 2. Vellekla, 6 [Vol. 1, 290], kenning 2)

lífkǫld veðr Laufa — ‘the life-cold storms of Laufi <sword> ’ - BATTLES
    (1. 18. Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, 2. Vellekla, 10 [Vol. 1, 295], kenning 6)

brandél — ‘sword-showers ’ - BATTLES
    (7. Einarr Skúlason (biog. vol. 2), Geisli, 51 [Vol. 7, 48-9], kenning 2)

miklu fleiri aðra malmhríð, — — ‘many more other metal-storms, ’ - BATTLES
    (1. 33. Eyjólfr dáðaskáld, Bandadrápa, 4 [Vol. 1, 461], kenning 1)

élum Skǫglar. — ‘with the storms of Skǫgul <valkyrie>. ’ - BATTLES
    (3. 48. Gizurr svarti (gullbrárskáld) (biog. vol. 1), Fragment, 1 [Vol. 3, 192], kenning 4)

[edition and translation unpublished] - BATTLES
    (5. Njáls saga 29 (Gunnarr Hámundarson, Lausavísur, 14) — Gunnarr (dead), kenning 3)

geirveðr — ‘spear-storms ’ - BATTLES
    (1. 12. Guthormr sindri, Hákonardrápa, 4 [Vol. 1, 162], kenning 4)

Þróttar éla — ‘of the storms of Þróttr <= Óðinn>, ’ - BATTLES
    (1. 54. Hallar-Steinn, 1. Rekstefja, 2 [Vol. 1, 898], kenning 5)

éla Svǫlnis. — ‘of the storms of Svǫlnir <= Óðinn>. ’ - BATTLES
    (1. 54. Hallar-Steinn, 1. Rekstefja, 16 [Vol. 1, 915], kenning 2)

Gunnþinga — ‘of meetings of Gunnr <valkyrie> ’ - BATTLES
    (1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 6 [Vol. 1, 409], kenning 7)

[edition and translation unpublished] - BATTLES
    (5. Hallfreðar saga 17 (Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, Lausavísur, 14), kenning 8)

fleinþinga — ‘for spear-assemblies, ’ - BATTLES
    (2. Ívarr Ingimundarson, Sigurðarbálkr, 3 [Vol. 2, 503-4], kenning 2)

éla Yggs, — ‘of the storms of Yggr <= Óðinn>, ’ - BATTLES
    (1. 38. Óttarr svarti, 1. Hǫfuðlausn, 8 [Vol. 1, 750], kenning 2)

skúrir hjalma? — ‘showers of helmets? ’ - BATTLES
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 46 [Vol. 3, 1054], kenning 1)

geirmót — ‘spear-meetings ’ - BATTLES
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 49 [Vol. 3, 1057], kenning 2)

vápnþing — ‘weapon-assemblies ’ - BATTLES
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 49 [Vol. 3, 1057], kenning 4)

eggþinga — ‘of edge-assemblies ’ - BATTLES
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 57 [Vol. 3, 1066], kenning 2)

hjǫrþing — ‘sword-assemblies ’ - BATTLES
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 59 [Vol. 3, 1068], kenning 4)

mǫrg eggmót — ‘many edge-meetings ’ - BATTLES
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 61 [Vol. 3, 1070], kenning 1)

hríðir brynju — ‘storm-winds of the byrnie ’ - BATTLES
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 71 [Vol. 3, 1080], kenning 3)

þeyja meyja Viðris. — ‘warm winds of Viðrir’s <= Óðinn’s> maidens. ’ - BATTLES
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 73 [Vol. 3, 1082], kenning 3)

skúrir malma; — ‘showers of weapons; ’ - BATTLES
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 74 [Vol. 3, 1084], kenning 2)

salma hjǫrva. — ‘psalms of swords. ’ - BATTLES
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 74 [Vol. 3, 1084], kenning 3)

hjǫrskúrir. — ‘sword-showers. ’ - BATTLES
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 81 [Vol. 3, 1092], kenning 5)

eigi in smæstu él nadda. — ‘not the smallest storms of barbs. ’ - BATTLES
    (3. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson (biog. vol. 1), Fragments, 1 [Vol. 3, 347], kenning 1)

ǫnnur þing odda — ‘other assemblies of weapon-points ’ - BATTLES
    (1. 37. Sigvatr Þórðarson, 1. Víkingarvísur, 2 [Vol. 1, 536], kenning 1)

mót málms — ‘meetings of metal ’ - BATTLES
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 52 [Vol. 3, 1161], kenning 4)

skúrir hjálma — ‘showers of helmets ’ - BATTLES
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 57 [Vol. 3, 1166], kenning 1)

galdra herfanga — ‘of incantations of army-tunics ’ - BATTLES
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Lausavísur, 5 [Vol. 3, 370], kenning 2)

ofþing odda — ‘the mighty assemblies of barbs ’ - BATTLES
    (1. 19. Tindr Hallkelsson, Hákonardrápa, 7 [Vol. 1, 350], kenning 1)

hǫrð él hrings — ‘harsh storms of the sword ’ - BATTLES
    (2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 6. Fragments, 2 [Vol. 2, 160-1], kenning 3)

Él skips Ullar — ‘The storms of Ullr’s <god’s> ship ’ - BATTLES
    (2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 6. Fragments, 3 [Vol. 2, 161-2], kenning 1)

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