Rosemary Sutcliff and Anglo-Saxon ‘kennings’ | Sutcliff Discovery of the Day

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Rosemary Sutcliff used kennings, some from the Anglo-Saxon, some probably invented herself. These are word combinations used instead of  ordinary nouns in Old Norse and later Icelandic poetry.Out in the world of web discussions, one commenter remembers ‘whale-road’ was one for the sea, and ‘wave-rider’ for a ship. Do Sutcliff fans who read this blog recall others?

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