Rune Definition

ro͝on
runes
noun
runes
Any of the characters of an alphabet (futhark) probably derived from a Greek script and used by the Scandinavians and other early Germanic peoples from about a.d. 300
Webster's New World
A similar character in another alphabet, sometimes believed to have magic powers.
American Heritage
Something inscribed or written in such characters.
Webster's New World
A Finnish or Old Norse poem or canto.
Webster's New World
Any poem, verse, or song, esp. one that is mystical or obscure.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • runic letter
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Other Word Forms of Rune

Noun

Singular:
rune
Plural:
runes

Origin of Rune

  • Borrowing from Old Norse rún. Compare roun.

    From Wiktionary

  • Finnish runo of Germanic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old Norse or Old English rūn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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