rún

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See also: run, rùn, Rún, and rǔn

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rún, 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]

Declension of rún
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 singular rúin, nominative plural rúin)

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

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • "rún" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 1 rún” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

rún (Zhuyin ㄖㄨㄣˊ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of
  2. Pinyin transcription 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 (rūna, secret). Or from the Proto-Indo-European *reuə- (dig, a root). Compare German Rune and Swedish runa.

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

References[edit]