KenningOld Icelandic Dictionary - kenning
Meaning of Old Icelandic word "kenning" in English.
As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
kenning Old Icelandic word can mean:
- (pl. -ar), f.
- 1) teaching, doctrine, lesson, esp. of preaching; kenna ~ar, to preach;
- 2) mark of recognition;
- 3) a poetical penphrasis or descriptive name.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛁᚾᚾᛁᚾᚴ
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