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Rune
See also: Rune, runë, and run?

English

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Etymology

Borrowed from Old Norse rún, which is from Proto-Germanic *r?n? ("letter, literature, secret"), which is borrowed either from Proto-Celtic *r?n? or from the same source as it; compare Dutch rune, German Rune and Swedish runa. Compare roun.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ro?on, IPA(key): /?u:n/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -u:n

Noun

rune (plural runes)

  1. A letter, or character, belonging to the written language of various ancient Germanic peoples, especially the Scandinavians and the Anglo-Saxons.
  2. A Finnish or Scandinavian epic poem, or a division of one, especially a division of the Kalevala.
  3. A letter or mark used as mystical or magic symbol.
  4. A verse or song, especially one with mystical or mysterious overtones; a spell or an incantation.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, page 15:
      the fiddle sang and sang as ceaselessly as the chanting cicada without, and the frogs intoning their sylvan runes by the waterside.
  5. (obsolete) A roun (secret or mystery).
  6. (programming) In the Go programming language, a Unicode code point.

Derived terms

Translations

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Anagrams


Danish

Noun

rune c (singular definite runen, plural indefinite runer)

  1. rune

Declension

References


Dutch

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Noun

rune f (plural runen, diminutive runetje n)

  1. rune

Anagrams


French

French Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia fr

Etymology

Borrowed from Old Norse rún.

Pronunciation

Noun

rune f (plural runes)

  1. rune

Derived terms

Descendants

  • -> Turkish: rün

Further reading


Interlingue

Noun

rune (plural runes)

  1. rune

Italian

Pronunciation

Noun

rune f

  1. plural of runa

Anagrams


Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *r?na, from Proto-Germanic *r?n?.

Noun

rune f

  1. (rare) secretive whispering

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885-1929), "rune (I)", in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, ->ISBN, page I


Norwegian Bokmål

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology

From Old Norse rún.

Pronunciation

Noun

rune f or m (definite singular runa or runen, indefinite plural runer, definite plural runene)

  1. rune

References

  • "rune" in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Anagrams


Norwegian Nynorsk

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology

From Old Norse rún.

Pronunciation

Noun

rune f (definite singular runa, indefinite plural runer, definite plural runene)

  1. rune

References

  • "rune" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Pronunciation

Noun

r?ne

  1. accusative singular of r?n
  2. genitive singular of r?n
  3. dative singular of r?n
  4. nominative plural of r?n
  5. accusative plural of r?n

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