Kennings

Comments

27 comments posted
Kenning2

Does anyone know kennings from the jungle book

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:38
Kenings for burglar

How would be a " masked dailywager"or " human monkey"
Or a "human cat" for that matter...

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:48
Fire in the water= electric

Fire in the water= electric eel

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/16/2016 - 23:18
Electric eel = fire in the

Electric eel = fire in the water

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 09/16/2016 - 04:32
metals

Two kennings for metals I've found are fool's gold, for pyrite, and quicksilver, for mercury. It feels like other terms for metals in the same pattern must exist.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/22/2016 - 05:55
kennings

kennings of
poet
dagger
stars
Singer
river

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/31/2016 - 22:27
kennings of...

poet- word artist
dagger- blood paintbrush
stars- sky sparkles
singer- soul speaker
river- fish highway

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/26/2017 - 01:05
Maybe

There are a lot of these in German, their word for bike is 'wire donkey'.

Anyway, was wondering if clockwork was actually one that has become embedded in our language.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/04/2015 - 10:18
kennings

i need kennings to describe myself!!! ugh plz

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/12/2015 - 15:10
Answer for u

anonymous = unknown one

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 11:16
these are some that i've heard

sky water - rain

tree star - leaf

sleep story - dream

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 16:21
ACH!

They're from The Land Before Time cartoon aren't they?

(I called it!)

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 07/10/2016 - 03:22
TV, other references

Star Trek Next gen, an alien called humans "Bags of mostly water"
Spartacus nickname "Bringer of rain"
Beverly Hillbillies - a bra="double-barrel sling-shot"
also for bra "over-the-shoulder boulder holder"
Children of the Corn "He who walks behind the rows"
come to think of it a lot of Native American names
how 'bout "gum-shoe" for detective
of course Tolkien uses a bunch, like "Foe-hammer", probably mimicking the OE style

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 04/11/2015 - 21:49
my favorite if bit macabre

Long-Pig= What certain cannibals call human meat.

Belekurov.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 17:11
This is Thor's way of

This is Thor's way of speaking...

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 16:02
Example

In robert frost's Acquainted With the Night, i believe he refers to the moon/sun as "luminary clock".

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/27/2014 - 22:39
Modern kennings

I've been searching for years for what to call phrases like:
Green road
Barefoot doctor

In each case, a noun is modified to make it "less," but similar. A barefoot doctor refers to what we would now call nurse practioners who went village to village in 19th century China. Green roads are public paths over private land in Ireland. And sort of similar is the Underground Railroad, which was not underground and not a railroad, but still.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 06:27
The Kenin

The "Ken" (can) "In" the kennings: the Undergrount Reailroad is a kenning :)

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 00:31
examples

sky juice = water

boiled bean juice = coffee

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 17:05
example

here are some I made up

branch= The arm of a tree

raven= The shadow of death

Death= ending of breath

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 02:33
From Beowulf

Beowulf uses a lot of kennings-- "whale-road" for ocean, "ring-giver" for king, and "bone-house" for body are just three examples. A quick web search will turn up a bunch more.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 08:55
more examples

id like more examples

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 03:48
More Examples

From Warriors:
Thunderpath: Road
Twolegs: Humans
Carrionplace: Landfill

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 03:34
what would be a kenning for

what would be a kenning for burglar?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 01:17
Kenning For A Burglar

Ring-Bearer is a kenning for a burglar, Bilbo Baggins, but at the moment I can't think of any good kennings for the word burglar. Good luck.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 21:23
creep-theif

creep-theif

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/24/2016 - 22:07
mask bearer

mask bearer

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 21:13

Post new comment

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options