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 Unpublished material (in the lighter colour) may contain errors.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

SHIELDS (56)

kennings for SHIELDS

Hreggský hringa — ‘Storm-clouds of swords ’ - SHIELDS
    (8. Anonymous Poems, Krákumál, 9 [Vol. 8, 734], kenning 2)

tjöldum Lakkar — ‘the canopies of Hlǫkk <valkyrie> ’ - SHIELDS
    (8. Anonymous Poems, Krákumál, 13 [Vol. 8, 743], kenning 1)

benmána — ‘wound-moons ’ - SHIELDS
    (8. Anonymous Poems, Krákumál, 14 [Vol. 8, 745], kenning 3)

garða hildar — ‘of enclosures of war ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. Anonymous Poems, 2. Liðsmannaflokkr, 6 [Vol. 1, 1023], kenning 2)

Þróttar skýja — ‘of the clouds of Þróttr <= Óðinn>, ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. Anonymous Poems, 3. Óláfs drápa Tryggvasonar, 2 [Vol. 1, 1034], kenning 6)

rógskýja — ‘of strife-clouds ’ - SHIELDS
    (2. Arnórr jarlaskáld Þórðarson, 3. Magnússdrápa, 12 [Vol. 2, 221-2], kenning 6)

kyrrar hurðir Hjarranda. — ‘unwavering hurdles of Hjarrandi <= Óðinn>. ’ - SHIELDS
    (3. Bragi inn gamli Boddason, 1. Ragnarsdrápa, 11 [Vol. 3, 43], kenning 6)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SHIELDS
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 38 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 5), kenning 2)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SHIELDS
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 49 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Hǫfuðlausn, 16), kenning 3)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SHIELDS
    (5. Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar 71 (Egill Skallagrímsson, Lausavísur, 41), kenning 2)

Hagbarða hurða — ‘of the doors of Hagbarði <legendary hero>. ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 18. Einarr skálaglamm Helgason, 2. Vellekla, 26 [Vol. 1, 315], kenning 9)

þunnvaxin ský gunnar — ‘the thin-grown clouds of battle ’ - SHIELDS
    (7. Einarr Skúlason (biog. vol. 2), Geisli, 43 [Vol. 7, 42-3], kenning 5)

Reifnis rǫnn, — ‘Reifnir’s <sea-king> houses, ’ - SHIELDS
    (7. Einarr Skúlason (biog. vol. 2), Geisli, 54 [Vol. 7, 51], kenning 4)

ský* of bauga. — ‘the clouds of shield-rings. ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 13. Eyvindr skáldaspillir Finnsson, 1. Hákonarmál, 8 [Vol. 1, 183], kenning 3)

tjalda þrimu — ‘of the tents of battle ’ - SHIELDS
    (7. Gamli kanóki, 1. Harmsól, 41 [Vol. 7, 108-9], kenning 3)

fetilkjóla. — ‘of strap-ships. May ’ - SHIELDS
    (7. Gamli kanóki, 1. Harmsól, 64 [Vol. 7, 130-1], kenning 3)

gunnhǫrga, — ‘of battle-temples, ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 15. Glúmr Geirason, 2. Gráfeldardrápa, 4 [Vol. 1, 252], kenning 2)

ský Skǫglar — ‘the clouds of Skǫgul <valkyrie> ’ - SHIELDS
    (8. Breta saga 133 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá I, 65) [Vol. 8, 103], kenning 2)

hǫrðum tjǫldum Hlakkar. — ‘the tough awnings of Hlǫkk <valkyrie>. ’ - SHIELDS
    (8. Breta saga 34 (Gunnlaugr Leifsson, Merlínusspá II, 34) [Vol. 8, 164], kenning 4)

hrót Giljaðar — ‘the roofs of Giljaðr <= Óðinn> ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 12. Guthormr sindri, Hákonardrápa, 1 [Vol. 1, 157], kenning 8)

víðra landa sunda valbrands. — ‘of the wide lands of the inlets of the slaughter-fire.’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 12. Guthormr sindri, Hákonardrápa, 6 [Vol. 1, 164], kenning 10)

skýjum gnýs hjǫrva — ‘clouds of the din of swords ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 54. Hallar-Steinn, 2. Fragment, 1 [Vol. 1, 940], kenning 7)

Ullar kjóla — ‘of the ships of Ullr <god> ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 54. Hallar-Steinn, 1. Rekstefja, 6 [Vol. 1, 903], kenning 3)

Skǫglar elda sker- — ‘of the skerry of the fires of Skǫgul <valkyrie> ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 54. Hallar-Steinn, 1. Rekstefja, 7 [Vol. 1, 904], kenning 2)

borða Gǫndlar — ‘of the planks of Gǫndul <valkyrie> ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 54. Hallar-Steinn, 1. Rekstefja, 18 [Vol. 1, 918], kenning 3)

tungl tangar tingla — ‘moons of the tongs of prow-boards ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 34. Halldórr ókristni, Eiríksflokkr, 3 [Vol. 1, 475], kenning 2)

bǫlku randar; — ‘the walls of the rim; ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 28. Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld Óttarsson, 2. Erfidrápa Óláfs Tryggvasonar, 8 [Vol. 1, 413], kenning 2)

tungla tingl — ‘of moons of the prow-board ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 9. Jórunn skáldmær, Sendibítr, 4 [Vol. 1, 148], kenning 3)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SHIELDS
    (5. Njáls saga 48 (Kári Sǫlmundarson, Lausavísur, 3) — Kári, kenning 3)

hurðir Hǫgna. — ‘the doors of Hǫgni <legendary hero>.’ - SHIELDS
    (2. Magnús berfœttr Óláfsson, Lausavísur, 3 [Vol. 2, 387], kenning 2)

hallgeislat tungl hildar — ‘brilliant-coloured moons of battle ’ - SHIELDS
    (2. Óláfr hvítaskáld Þórðarson, 2. Hrynhenda, 10 [Vol. 2, 667], kenning 1)

garða hildar; — ‘farm-yards of battle; ’ - SHIELDS
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 68 [Vol. 3, 1077], kenning 2)

tungla hríðar Hrundar — ‘of the moons of the storm of Hrund <valkyrie> ’ - SHIELDS
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 72 [Vol. 3, 1081], kenning 4)

hneigiborða hjǫrva — ‘of the bending-boards of swords ’ - SHIELDS
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 73 [Vol. 3, 1082], kenning 2)

girði ógnar; — ‘fences of fight; ’ - SHIELDS
    (3. Rǫgnvaldr jarl and Hallr Þórarinsson, Háttalykill, 73 [Vol. 3, 1082], kenning 9)

bláferla odds — ‘of the spear-point’s dark paths ’ - SHIELDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 31 [Vol. 3, 1137], kenning 6)

veggi Sigars — ‘walls of Sigarr <legendary king> ’ - SHIELDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 59 [Vol. 3, 1168], kenning 2)

hnigþili brands — ‘bending boards of the sword ’ - SHIELDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 59 [Vol. 3, 1168], kenning 4)

baugvalla, — ‘of shieldboss-meadows, ’ - SHIELDS
    (3. Snorri Sturluson, Háttatal, 83 [Vol. 3, 1194], kenning 2)

Aurnis spjalla ilflet. — ‘the floors of the footsole of Aurnir’s <giant’s> confidant. ’ - SHIELDS
    (2. Sturla Þórðarson, 2. Hákonarkviða, 16 [Vol. 2, 711-12], kenning 6)

baugsegl — ‘at shield-boss sails ’ - SHIELDS
    (2. Sturla Þórðarson, 2. Hákonarkviða, 19 [Vol. 2, 713-14], kenning 2)

borðum hjarar. — ‘the planks of the sword.’ - SHIELDS
    (2. Sturla Þórðarson, 2. Hákonarkviða, 19 [Vol. 2, 713-14], kenning 5)

hlýrna mans Högna — ‘of the sun and moon of Hǫgni’s <legendary hero’s> girl ’ - SHIELDS
    (2. Sturla Þórðarson, 2. Hákonarkviða, 22 [Vol. 2, 715-16], kenning 2)

baugtungl — ‘the shield-boss moons ’ - SHIELDS
    (2. Sturla Þórðarson, 2. Hákonarkviða, 35 [Vol. 2, 724], kenning 1)

liðföstum blómum valdrósar. — ‘the staunch leaves of the slaughter-woman. ’ - SHIELDS
    (2. Sturla Þórðarson, 3. Hrafnsmál, 4 [Vol. 2, 730-1], kenning 2)

gunntjalda — ‘of battle-tents ’ - SHIELDS
    (2. Sturla Þórðarson, 3. Hrafnsmál, 20 [Vol. 2, 744-5], kenning 2)

borða Gǫndlar — ‘of the planks of Gǫndul <valkyrie> ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 19. Tindr Hallkelsson, Hákonardrápa, 6 [Vol. 1, 348], kenning 2)

morðskýja*. — ‘of killing-clouds ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 19. Tindr Hallkelsson, Hákonardrápa, 7 [Vol. 1, 350], kenning 7)

hjaldrskýja — ‘of battle-clouds ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 19. Tindr Hallkelsson, Hákonardrápa, 9 [Vol. 1, 353], kenning 2)

hjǫrklofnar hurðir Geitis — ‘the sword-riven doors of Geitir <sea-king> ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 22. Vígfúss Víga-Glúmsson, 1. Poem about Hákon jarl(?), 1 [Vol. 1, 363], kenning 1)

bǫðský — ‘battle-clouds ’ - SHIELDS
    (2. Þjóðólfr Arnórsson, 1. Magnússflokkr, 11 [Vol. 2, 77-8], kenning 1)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SHIELDS
    (5. Heiðarvíga saga 8 (Þorbjǫrn Brúnason, Lausavísur, 4), kenning 4)

Sváfnis salnæfrar — ‘shingles of the hall of Sváfnir <= Óðinn> ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 3. Þorbjǫrn hornklofi, 2. Haraldskvæði (Hrafnsmál), 11 [Vol. 1, 106], kenning 1)

skýja Skǫglar. — ‘of the clouds of Skǫgul <valkyrie>. ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 24. Þorleifr jarlsskáld Rauðfeldarson, 1. Poem about Hákon, 2 [Vol. 1, 371], kenning 3)

[edition and translation unpublished] - SHIELDS
    (5. Eyrbyggja saga 8 (Þórarinn svarti máhlíðingr Þórólfsson, Máhlíðingavísur, 6), kenning 2)

dreyrgar toptir Hropts — ‘the bloody homesteads of Hroptr <= Óðinn> ’ - SHIELDS
    (1. 35. Þórðr Kolbeinsson, Eiríksdrápa, 8 [Vol. 1, 500], kenning 1)

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