Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Oakenshield"

Synonyms of "Oakenshield" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre Oakenshield e Oak shield e Shield of oak ?
A: "Oaken" is an antiquated adjective meaning "made of oak." The more modern way to describe a shield made of oak would be "oak shield" or "shield made of oak."

In The Hobbit, the title "Oakenshield" in "Thorin Oakenshield" is not his family name. It is a kenning, a compound word used as a poetic description for a person or thing. He gained that title because of a famous battle in which he defended himself using nothing but a branch of oak wood in place of a shield. The Norse and Anglo-Saxon people used kennings, and J.R.R. Tolkien knew this because he was a professor of Anglo-Saxon language.

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