rún

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See also: Rún, run, and rùn

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rún (rune), from Proto-Norse ᚱᚢᚾᛟ (runo), from Proto-Germanic *rūnō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rún f (genitive singular rúnar, plural rúnir)

  1. rune
  2. (in plural: rúnir) magic

Declension[edit]

f2 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative rún rúnin rúnir rúnirnar
Accusative rún rúnina rúnir rúnirnar
Dative rún rúnini rúnum rúnunum
Genitive rúnar rúnarinnar rúna rúnanna

Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rún (secret; rune), from Proto-Norse ᚱᚢᚾᛟ (runo), from Proto-Germanic *rūnō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rún f (genitive singular rúnar, nominative plural rúnir)

  1. a rune
  2. a magical symbol
  3. (archaic or poetic) secret wisdom
  4. (obsolete) female confidant syn.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish rún (something hidden or occult, a mystery; secret; secret thoughts or wishes, intention, purpose, design). Compare Welsh rhin.

Noun[edit]

rún m (genitive rúin, nominative plural rúin)

  1. mystery
  2. secret
  3. intention, purpose; secret disposition; (evil) design
  4. (formal) resolution
  5. love, affection; loved one; dear one, friend

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Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

rún (Zhuyin ㄖㄨㄣˊ)

  1. Pinyin reading of
  2. Pinyin reading of

Old Norse[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Norse ᚱᚢᚾᛟ (runo), from Proto-Germanic *rūnō, whence also Old English rūn (secret, runic letter), Old Saxon rūna (Middle Low German rūne (whisper)), Middle High German rūne (whisper), Gothic 𐍂𐌿𐌽𐌰 (runa, secret).

Noun[edit]

rún f (genitive rúnar, plural rúnar or rúnir)

  1. secret
  2. rune

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Faroese: rún f
  • German: Rune f
  • Icelandic: rún f
  • Norwegian (nynorsk): rune f

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