"THE SLAIN" KENNINGS OF SKALDIC POETRY (Meissner: 83)
Based on Meissner's "Die Kenningar der Skalden" (1921), pp. 202-204.

COMPLETE ALPHABETICAL LISTING

This website is experimental and incomplete. I have taken Meissner's data on "THE SLAIN" Kennings, reclassified it slightly, and attempted to present it in a new manner. The STEMS of the 34 "THE SLAIN" kennings treated here may be classified as shown in the table below.

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AFOOD32
BSACRIFICE2
 ALL COMBINED34

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.aODIN2
6.cTHE SLAIN (self-referential)1
6.dRAVENS15
6.eWOLVES12
6.fEAGLES3
6.gANIMALS (double designation)1