AXE KENNINGS OF SKALDIC POETRY (Meissner: 75)
Based on Meissner's "Die Kenningar der Skalden" (1921), pp. 147-149.

COMPLETE ALPHABETICAL LISTING

This website is experimental and incomplete. I have taken Meissner's data on AXE Kennings, reclassified it slightly, and attempted to present it in a new manner. Simplifying Meissner's approach, I have come to the conclusion that the STEMS of the 37 AXE kennings treated here may be classified as shown in the table below.

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AGIANTESS27
BMONSTER5
CHARM4
DSORROW1
 ALL COMBINED37

Any classification of the above STEMS will always be problematic and open to criticism. However, the classification of QUALIFIERS is much simpler. I have settled upon the following:

2.ABATTLE6
3.cWEAPONS: POINTS1
4.bAXE (self-referential)1
5.aBYRNIE2
5.bHELMET7
5.cSHIELD11
5.dSHIELD-PART1
6.aBLOOD1
6.bWOUNDS3
6.cTHE SLAIN1
12.aWOOD3