Talk:List of kennings

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Is the layout on this page badly broken for anyone else? For me, it is displaying with the header and the sidebar overlapping at the bottom of the main article text, and I don't know enough about formatting to be able to figure out what might be causing that. But if anyone can figure it out, it should probably be fixed!

Squidd 15:28, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Modern Kennings?[edit]

I wondered if there are examples of modern kennings? The reason I ask is that many years ago (>40) friends of mine used the term "limb-red" in place of sunburn, a practice they claimed had been handed down from older relatives.

This is highly subjective, I know, and so far I haven't been able to unearth a reference that corroborates its use, but it started me wondering... AncientBrit (talk) 02:11, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Alphabetize by primary meaning or by source language?[edit]

As this page grows, it's getting harder to see whether a kenning is already there. For example, there are several on the Kenning page which could be added, such as Old Norse grand viðar “bane of wood” = “fire” (Snorri Sturluson: Skáldskaparmál 36). Should you look up bane? wood's bane? I say it would be easiest to look up fire. I would also like to add a original language column.

When I have the time, I'll try to make this so.--Kenmayer (talk) 13:55, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Kennings based on the names of Germanic/Norse deities.[edit]

This page could be lengthened immeasurably. "Heimdallr's head" is a sword, "ship of Ullr" is a shield. Odin has very many associated to him as well. Nagelfar (talk) 09:44, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, it even lacks my favorite kenning, Yggdrasil. Ygg is another name for Odin, and Drasil means horse. Odin hung himself on the World Tree for several days to gain the knowledge of the runes. Hanging was sometimes called "riding" a tree. So, Odin's "horse," meaning, the thing that Odin "rode," is the World Tree. it use to be a not known word. (talk) 22:45, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Unsure that a Wiki page can be a good resource for kennings[edit]

If you check the very helpful Lexicon of Kennings page, there are so many kennings that its difficult to classify and present them. Certainly, that's one resource I'd suggest if people want to try to build a similar structure here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:26, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Why is this article here?[edit]

There is not a single reliable source referenced for this article, and a maintenance template has been up there since 2015. I could not find a single reliable source for this information.-- (talk) 19:07, 10 January 2020 (UTC)

"Onion of war" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Onion of war. Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. SpinningSpark 15:56, 25 April 2020 (UTC)