EAGLE KENNINGS OF SKALDIC POETRY (Meissner: 42)
Based on Meissner's "Die Kenningar der Skalden" (1921), p. 123.

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This website is experimental and incomplete. I have taken Meissner's data on EAGLE 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 11 EAGLE kennings treated here may be classified as shown in the table below.

It should be noted that many of the kennings I have classified as RAVEN kennings (see), could just as well be classified as EAGLE kennings.

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ABIRD4
BKIN4
CEATER1
DUNIQUE2
 ALL COMBINED11

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.cHEROES1
2.ABATTLE1
6.aBLOOD2
6.cTHE SLAIN1
6.fEAGLES4
7.cCLIFF1
10.cSTORM1