rune

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing 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 German Rune and Swedish runa. Compare roun.

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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 poem, or a division of one, especially a division of the Kalevala.
  3. Any verse or song, especially one with mystical or mysterious overtones; 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.
  4. (obsolete) A roun.

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PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

rune f ‎(plural runen, diminutive runetje n)

  1. rune

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FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Old Norse rún.

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rune f ‎(plural runes)

  1. rune

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rune f

  1. plural of runa

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse rún.

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rune

  1. rune

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse rún.

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rune

  1. rune

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