Can You Ken? XXI

I see Metaphors. I see Analogies. I see Kennings in poetries! Today’s kenning is….

Fjord-apple

What is a fjord-apple?

I have seen the Skaldic Database translate it as a rock or stone, but I have also seen the interpretation that it is a kenning for island, such as in Bernt Thorvaldsen’s Will the Son of Nine Sisters Rule the Sea-Kidney? (Alas, no longer available at Academia.edu)

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