rune

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Norse rún, which is from Proto-Germanic *rūnō ‎(letter, literature, secret) or from the Proto-Indo-European root *rew- ‎(to roar; murmur; mumble; whisper); compare Dutch rune, German Rune and Swedish runa. Compare roun.

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Noun[edit]

rune ‎(plural runes)

  1. A letter, or character, belonging to the written language of various ancient Germanic peoples, especially the Scandinavians and the Anglo-Saxons.
  2. A Finnish or Scandinavian epic poem, or a division of one, especially a division of the Kalevala.
  3. A letter or mark used as mystical or magic symbol.
  4. A verse or song, especially one with mystical or mysterious overtones; a spell or an incantation.
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, page 15:
      the fiddle sang and sang as ceaselessly as the chanting cicada without, and the frogs intoning their sylvan runes by the waterside.
  5. (obsolete) A roun (secret or mystery).

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rune c (singular definite runen, plural indefinite runer)

  1. rune

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈrynə/
  • Hyphenation: ru‧ne

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rune f ‎(plural runen, diminutive runetje n)

  1. rune

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Norse rún.

Noun[edit]

rune f ‎(plural runes)

  1. rune

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

rune f

  1. plural of runa

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rún.

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Noun[edit]

rune

  1. rune

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rún.

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Noun[edit]

rune

  1. rune

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Old English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

rūne

  1. accusative singular of rūn
  2. genitive singular of rūn
  3. dative singular of rūn
  4. nominative plural of rūn
  5. accusative plural of rūn