Valerie J Roebuck vjroebuck at APPLEONLINE.NET
Tue Aug 15 09:20:16 UTC 2000

Is there a technical term for the indirect locutions that Sanskrit poets
are so fond of?  When a Viking poet calls the sea "the whale's way", we
call it a kenning.  When a Sanskrit poet calls the sea "the husband of the
rivers" (or indeed an English speaker calls it "the herring pond") we call

Valerie J Roebuck
Manchester, UK

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