- n. Plural form of kenning.
“A similar use of periphrasis occurs in Anglo-Saxon kennings ( 'world-candle' for sun, 'battle-adders' for arrows).”
“They engaged in close study of its measure and meter, its heavy use of poetic "kennings" - evocative euphemisms describing the sea as the "whale-road" and so forth - and its preoccupation with Anglo-Saxon alliteration.”
“The extra spacing between the bird-name and the "kennings", for instance, reflects the gulf between ornithological category and the elusive, living thing.”
“Tamarian also reminds me somewhat of 'kennings', poetic alllusions and circumlocations used in Nordic and Germanic literature.”
“It was so rich, so utterly overblown, so magical, with kennings like oak-of-battle, meaning warrior, and descriptions like wish-speeding runes.”
“Constance - all part of the service :- The Welsh Triads are a bit like the kennings in the Prose Edda - a sort of aide memoire for poets and storytellers.”
“It felt clueless and glumfy, like my first kennings with Stella when she was a baby bird.”
“I sent a stream of kennings up to the critter, trying to calm him, keep him floating up there, out of sight.”
“So although they may well preserve older traditions, a bit like Norse kennings, they evidently did get added to and updated.”
“This is also known as Juneberry or serviceberry depending on where you live and who you learned your kennings from.”
Looking for tweets for kennings.