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A compound expression in Old English and Old Norse poetry with metaphorical meaning, e.g. oar-steed = ship.
- ‘Obviously, in poetry where this was one of the most important mechanisms, the kennings for very common nouns (such as ‘man’ or ‘woman’) are various and inventive.’
- ‘They composed and recited poems in a fairly simple verse form which relied heavily on alliteration and also the use of kennings.’
Late 19th century: from Old Norse, from kenna know, perceive; related to ken.
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