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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rune, runic letter(noun)

    any character from an ancient Germanic alphabet used in Scandinavia from the 3rd century to the Middle Ages

    "each rune had its own magical significance"


  1. rune(Noun)

    A letter, or character, belonging to the written language of various ancient Germanic peoples, especially the Scandinavians and the Anglo-Saxons.

  2. rune(Noun)

    A Finnish poem, or a division of one, especially a division of the Kalevala.

  3. rune(Noun)

    Any verse or song, especially one with mystical or mysterious overtones; an incantation.

  4. rune(Noun)

    A roun.

  5. Origin: From rún. Compare roun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rune(noun)

    a letter, or character, belonging to the written language of the ancient Norsemen, or Scandinavians; in a wider sense, applied to the letters of the ancient nations of Northern Europe in general

  2. Rune(noun)

    old Norse poetry expressed in runes

  3. Origin: [AS. rn a rune, a secret, a mystery; akin to Icel. rn, OHG. & Goth. rna a secret, secret colloquy, G. & Dan. rune rune, and probably to Gr. 'ereyna^n to search for. Cf. Roun to whisper.]


  1. Rune

    Rune is a fictional vampire-like being from Malibu Comics' Ultraverse imprint. He was created by Barry Windsor-Smith and Chris Ulm, and first appeared as a back-up story in Sludge #1.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rune

    rōōn, n. one of the characters or letters used by the peoples of northern Europe down to the 16th century: (pl.) the ancient Scandinavian alphabet or futhorc—from its first six letters f, u, th, o, r, c (the writing is called Runic, the individual letters Rune-staves, or less correctly Runes): a secret, a mystic sentence: any song mystically expressed.—n. Rune′craft.—adj. Runed.—n. Ru′ner.—adj. Ru′nic, relating to runes, to the ancient Teutonic nations, or to their characters.—ns. Runol′ogist, one versed in Runic remains; Runol′ogy.—Runic knots, a form of interlaced ornament. [A.S. rún, a secret. The word is found in M. E. rounen, to whisper, and is cog. with Old High Ger. runa, a secret, Goth. runa, secret.]

Anagrams for Rune »

  1. Nuer, urne

  2. Nuer


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rune in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rune in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sebastian Coe:

    To regain membership to the IAAF the new federation would have to fulfil a list of criteria, an inspection team will be led by Independent Chair Rune Andersen, an independent international anti-doping expert (Norwegian) and three members of the IAAF Council who will be appointed in the next few days.

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