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Word of the Day 04/23/17 Kenning

Kenning (noun)
kenning [ken-ing]


noun
1. a conventional poetic phrase used for or in addition to the usual name of a person or thing, especially in Icelandic and Anglo-Saxon verse, as “a wave traveler” for “a boat.”.

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Origin: From Old Norse, dating back to 1880-85; See origin at ken, -ing

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