Rune

[ɹ_ˈuː_n], [ɹˈuːn], [ɹˈuːn]

Definitions of rune:

  1.   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.   Old Norse poetry expressed in runes.
  3.   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"
  4.   Poetry in runes.
  5.   A character of the earliest alphabet in use among the ancient people of Europe.
  6.   A Runic letter or character.
  7.   One of the characters forming the earliest alphabet of the Teutonic nations.
  8.   Runic letters or poetry.

Quotes for rune:

  1. RUNE is another one I'm really looking forward to. – Mike Wilson

Usage examples for rune:

  1. “ Us, who interpret right Her mystic rose of light, Her moony rune of night. ” – Kentucky Poems by Madison J. Cawein Commentator: Edmund Gosse
  2. We must have listened to the winter's rune And felt impatient longings for the rose, Ere its full radiance on our vision glows, Or with its fragrant soul, we can commune. ” – Poems of Experience by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  3. These were possibly Celts; only one witch- rune on a Saxon sword was found; that was in the Isle of Wight. ” – Inferences from Haunted Houses and Haunted Men by John Harris
  4. There is also another sort of ilfauoured speech subiect to this vice, but resting more in the manner of the ilshapen sound and accent, than for the matter it selfe, which may easily be auoyded in choosing your wordes those that bee of the pleasantest orthography, and not to rune too many like sounding words together. ” – The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham
  5. The scholar, that he might make himself understood to the mob, expressed himself then in rune and jingle. ” – A Book Without A Title by George Jean Nathan
  6. You who love the city for its million pulses, the beat of its great heart, and the terrific symphony of its soul, have you ever picked out from its orchestra the plaintive rune of the deserving poor? ” – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  7. Against the morning sky, stood up, clear and cold, the cone of far La Rune – The Car of Destiny by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  8. The word " rune means secret or mystery. ” – Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days by Emily Hickey
  9. At another I was encamped in the shelter of a mighty cliff, listening in awe while along its lofty shelves the lions prowled and in the cedars, amid the ruins of prehistoric cities, the wind chanted a solemn rune filled with the voices of those whose bones had long since been mingled with the dust. ” – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  10. The writer probably intended to represent the chief vowels- A. E. I. O. Y. U. The Runic alphabet was divided into classes; the strokes on the left of the vertical line indicating the class, and those on the right the rune itself. ” – Notice of Runic Inscriptions Discovered during Recent Excavations in the Orkneys by James Farrer
  11. “ Isabel's handwriting, though his soul would not confess it to himself, still held the power of a rune over his heart. ” – The Romance of Zion Chapel [3d ed.] by Richard Le Gallienne
  12. The ancient rune has often helped the Amalungi; why should it not aid the Asdings? ” – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn
  13. Then she turned to him, commandingly, and said: " Thy dreams now, indeed, are oracles, more true than living Vala could charm with the wand and the rune Unfold them." ” – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. All this artillery may be of gold or silver, if he can reach to the price of it; it will be a reasonable, useful pawn at all times when the current of his money falles out to rune low. ” – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  15. And, at the end of the story, the hero in each case produces, as evidence of his victory, a trophy with a runic inscription: in Beowulf an engraved sword- hilt; in the Grettis saga bones and a " rune staff." ” – Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn by R. W. Chambers
  16. Then, with their swords drawn- for if trouble came it would be certain to come suddenly- he and his nine made a wide- ringed circuit of the city, to a point where the main street passing Jaimihr's palace ended in a rune of wind- piled desert sand. ” – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  17. And the books of life are full of the rune And this is the truth of the song: No man can save a woman's soul, Nor right a woman's wrong. ” – Songs and Satires by Edgar Lee Masters

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