WARRIOR KENNINGS OF SKALDIC POETRY (1) (Meissner: 88)
Based on Meissner's "Die Kenningar der Skalden" (1921), pp. 260-279.

COMPLETE ALPHABETICAL LISTING (PART 1)

This website is experimental and incomplete. I have taken Meissner's data on WARRIOR Kennings, reclassified it slightly, and attempted to present it in a new manner.

The 611 Warrior-kennings presented below (Part 1) are only a part of the complete listing. Missing are the "Nomen Agentis" Kennings (Part 2), see Main Menu.

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ATREE355
BGOD/HERO232
CSERVANT (ÁRR)24
 ALL COMBINED611

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
1.dVALKYRIES30
2.ABATTLE228
3.aWEAPONS (general)3
3.bWEAPONS (general): METALS9
3.cWEAPONS (general): POINTS5
3.dWEAPONS (general): SHAFTS9
4.bWEAPONS: AXES5
4.cWEAPONS: BOWS10
4.dWEAPONS: BOWSTRINGS2
4.fWEAPONS: SPEARS22
4.gWEAPONS: SWORDS159
5.aARMOUR: BYRNIES14
5.bARMOUR: HELMETS20
5.cARMOUR: SHIELDS87
5.eARMOUR (double designation)1
6.aBLOOD1
6.cTHE SLAIN1
6.dRAVENS2
8.cMEN: WARRIORS1