rune

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See also: Rune, runë, and runę

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse rún, which is from Proto-Germanic *rūnō (letter, literature, secret), which is borrowed either from Proto-Celtic *rūnā or from the same source as it; compare Dutch rune, German Rune and Swedish runa. Compare roun.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ro͞on, IPA(key): /ɹuːn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːn

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).
  6. (programming) In the Go programming language, a Unicode code point.

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Translations[edit]

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rune c (singular definite runen, plural indefinite runer)

  1. rune

Declension[edit]

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

rune f (plural runen, diminutive runetje n)

  1. rune

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French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old Norse rún.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rune f (plural runes)

  1. rune

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Turkish: rün

Further reading[edit]


Interlingue[edit]

Noun[edit]

rune (plural runes)

  1. rune

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rune f

  1. plural of runa

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *rūna, from Proto-Germanic *rūnō.

Noun[edit]

rune f

  1. (rare) secretive whispering

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “rune (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rún.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rune f or m (definite singular runa or runen, indefinite plural runer, definite plural runene)

  1. rune

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse rún.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rune f (definite singular runa, indefinite plural runer, definite plural runene)

  1. rune

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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