runer (plural runers)
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(See the entry for runer in Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
Germanic, from Frankish *r?nen, *r?n?n ("to whisper"), from Proto-Germanic *r?n?n? ("to talk secrets, whisper, decide"), *raunijan? ("to investigate, examine, prove"), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)rew?-, *(e)rw?- ("to trace, find out, look out"). Cognate with Old High German r?nen, r?n?n ("to whisper, murmur"), Old English r?nian ("to whisper"). More at round.