moon rune

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Compound of moon +‎ rune. Possibly influenced by moon-letters, a secret writing system in J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit.


moon rune (plural moon runes)

  1. (science fiction and fantasy) A runestone or similar object associated with the moon.
    • 2000, Mel Odom, Draconus: Cult of the Wyrm official strategy guide:
      Pull the lever to turn the Moon Rune bridge around so you can get the Moon Rune.
  2. (science fiction and fantasy) A rune or other writing indicating or associated with the moon.
    • 2011, David Bilsborough, The Wanderer's Tale, page 73:
      This knowledge, then, was to come – as the Moon rune, or rune of the night, signified – in the form of dreams.
  3. Incomprehensible writing; moonrunes.
    • 2014, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Son of No One: Hellchaser #6:
      You know this freaky-creepy weird vase up here that has that moon rune writing on it?