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Meaning of kenning

ken•ning

Pronunciation: (ken'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. a conventional poetic phrase used for or in addition to the usual name of a person or thing, esp. in Icelandic and Anglo-Saxon verse, as “a wave traveler” for “a boat.”
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