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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Norse rún, which is from Proto-Germanic *rūnō (letter, literature, secret) or from the Proto-Indo-European root *rew- (to roar; murmur; mumble; whisper); compare Dutch rune, German Rune and Swedish runa. Compare roun.

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NounEdit

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).

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

rune c (singular definite runen, plural indefinite runer)

  1. rune

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈrynə/
  • Hyphenation: ru‧ne

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

rune f (plural runen, diminutive runetje n)

  1. rune

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FrenchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Norse rún.

NounEdit

rune f (plural runes)

  1. rune

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InterlingueEdit

NounEdit

rune (plural runes)

  1. rune

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

rune f

  1. plural of runa

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *rūna, from Proto-Germanic *rūnō.

NounEdit

rune f

  1. (rare) secretive whispering

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Further readingEdit

  • rune (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse rún.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rune

  1. rune

InflectionEdit

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse rún.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

rune

  1. rune

InflectionEdit


Old EnglishEdit