BYRNIE KENNINGS OF SKALDIC POETRY (Meissner: 77 / 79)
Based on Meissner's "Die Kenningar der Skalden" (1921), pp. 164-166.

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This website is experimental and incomplete. I have taken Meissner's data on BYRNIE 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 54 BYRNIE kennings treated here may be classified as shown in the table below.

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AGARMENT52
BBARK2
 ALL COMBINED54

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:

1.aODIN9
1.cHEROES19
1.dVALKYRIES8
2.ABATTLE14
6.cTHE SLAIN1
8.bMEN: WARRIORS1
9.aBODY: BREAST2