ᚱᚢᚾᛟ

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Proto-Norse[edit]

photograph of the inscription on the Einang stone, which may be the oldest attestation of this word

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *rūnō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ᚱᚢᚾᛟ (runof

  1. secret, mystery
  2. rune
    • 4th century, inscription on the Einang stone:
      [ᛖᚲ ᚷᛟ]ᛞᚨᚷᚨᛋᛏᛁᛉ ᚱᚢᚾᛟ ᚠᚨᛁᚺᛁᛞᛟ
      [ek go]dagastiz runo faihido
      [I, Go]dagastiz, painted the rune

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • Terje Spurkland, Norwegian runes and runic inscriptions (The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, ISBN 1 84383 186 4, 2005), pages 42–43 [1]