A kenning is a type of literary trope, specifically circumlocution, in the form of a compound (usually two words, often hyphenated) that employs figurative language in place of a more concrete single-word noun.
Kennings are strongly associated with Old Norse and later Icelandic and Anglo-Saxon poetry. . The term kenning has been applied by modern scholars to similar figures of speech in other languages too, especially Old English.
This list does not pretend to be comprehensive. Only a few examples of kennings are given here.
This list was compiled using "Wikipedia" as it's main source.
For a more comprehensive list of kennings go to the kenning index at: [link]
For even more info see, "The Use Of Kennings In Anglo-Saxon Literature" at: [link]