Definition of Runes

1. Noun. (plural of rune) ¹



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Definition of Runes

1. rune [n] - See also: rune

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Runes

rundel
rundels
rundle
rundled
rundles
rundlet
rundlets
rundown
rundowns
runds
rune
runed
runelike
runer
runers
runes (current term)
runestone
runestones
runflat
rung
rung off
runghead
rungheads
rungless
rungs
runholder
runic
runic letter
runically
runiform

Literary usage of Runes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Some examples of runes have been found in Ireland, France and Rumania. The best British examples are found on a cross in Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, ..."

2. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1907)
"The runes were, in all probability, originally carved in wood, and sometimes filled in with red paint to make them more distinct. ..."

3. Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity by Society of Antiquaries of London (1840)
"OH Anglo-Saxon runes. By JOHN M. KEMBLE, Esq. THE particular object of the following remarks are the runes of the Anglo-Saxons, whether as to their use in ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"A poet of the 6th century, Venantius Fortunatus, tells of runes being written on ... Some examples of runes have been found in Ireland, France and Rumania. ..."

5. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1899)
"SCANDINAVIAN runes IN AMERICA.—A sensation was started among the literary men and historians of Chicago and vicinity, a few months ago, by the news that a ..."

6. The Traditional Poetry of the Finns by Domenico Comparetti, Isabella Mary Anderton (1898)
"The runes relating to him form a minor poem inserted into the larger. They constitute a beautiful and tragic episode, it is true, but one so little bound up ..."

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