noun Etymology: Old Norse & Old English rūn mystery, runic character, writing; akin to Old High German rūna secret discussion, Old Irish rún mystery Date: 1690 1. any of the characters of any of several alphabets used by the Germanic peoples from about the 3d to the 13th centuries 2. mystery, magic 3. [Finnish runo, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse rūn] a. a Finnish or Old Norse poem b. poem, songrunic adjective

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  • rune — rune …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • rune — [ ryn ] n. f. • 1653; norv. rune, et suéd. runa; got. runa « secret; écriture secrète » ♦ Didact. Caractère de l ancien alphabet des langues germaniques orientales (gotique) et septentrionales (nordique ou norrois). Les runes nous sont connues… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rune — (r[udd]n), n. [AS. r[=u]n a rune, a secret, a mystery; akin to Icel. r[=u]n, OHG. & Goth. r[=u]na a secret, secret colloquy, G. & Dan. rune rune, and probably to Gr. ereyna^n to search for. Cf. {Roun} to whisper.] 1. A letter, or character,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rune — RÚNE s.f. pl. Caractere grafice ale celor mai vechi alfabete germanice. – Din germ. Runen, fr. runes. Trimis de LauraGellner, 12.11.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  rúne s. f. pl. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  …   Dicționar Român

  • Rune — Sf erw. fach. (17. Jh., runisch runa 6. Jh.) Entlehnung. Als Bezeichnung der alten germanischen Schriftzeichen wiederbelebt aus anord. rún, ae. rūn Rune . Dieses wird üblicherweise verknüpft mit einem Wort für Geheimnis, Geraune (raunen). Sicher… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • rune — O.E. run, rune secret, mystery, dark mysterious statement, also a runic letter, from P.Gmc. *runo (Cf. O.N. run a secret, magic sign, runic character, O.H.G. runa a secret conversation, whisper, Goth. runa), from PIE *ru no , source of technical… …   Etymology dictionary

  • rune — rȗne ž mn DEFINICIJA znakovno pismo (nastalo poč. nove ere) isprva starih Germana, potom osobito Skandinavaca, sačuvano u natpisima na kamenim pločama i predmetima od drugog materijala ETIMOLOGIJA njem. Rune ← germ. runa: tajna ≃ skand. raunen …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • rune — rune; rune·staff; …   English syllables

  • Rune — Rune: Mhd. rūne, ahd. rūna »Geheimnis; geheime Beratung; Geflüster«, got. rūna »Geheimnis; ‹geheimer› Ratschluss«, aengl. rūn »Geheimnis; Beratung; Runenzeichen«, aisl. rūn »Geheimnis; Zauberzeichen; Runenzeichen« beruhen auf germ. *rūnō… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • rune — [ro͞on] n. [ME roun < OE run, secret, mystery, runic character; readopted in the 17th c. in form of ON rūn: both < IE echoic base * reu , hoarse sound, roar, grumble > Welsh rhin, secret, L raucus, hoarse; in RUNE sense 3a < Finn runo …   English World dictionary

  • Rune — m Scandinavian: from the rare Old Norse male personal name Rúni, a short form of various male compound names containing the element rún secret lore, as, for example, Rúnólfr. Its revival in the late 19th century is probably due to the influence… …   First names dictionary

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