Definition of Runic letter

1. 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"

Exact synonyms: Rune
Generic synonyms: Character, Grapheme, Graphic Symbol
Specialized synonyms: Thorn
Derivative terms: Runic



Runic Letter Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Runic Letter

runelike
runer
runers
runes
runestone
runestones
runflat
rung
rung off
runghead
rungheads
rungless
rungs
runholder
runic letter (current term)
runically
runiform
runkle
runkled
runkles
runkling
runless
runlet
runlets
runnable
runned
runnel
runnels
runner

Literary usage of Runic letter

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

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"... each stanza of which begins with the name of a runic letter; thus the first stanza begins with Fcsh, " money," the name of/, the first runic letter, ..."

2. The Christ of Cynewulf: A Poem in Three Parts: The Advent, The Ascension by Cynewulf (1900)
"that this runic letter, represented by yr, at one time stood for the final r (J?) corresponding to Goth, s, z ; later, this r was designated by another sign ..."

3. The Student's Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon by Henry Sweet (1897)
"... the runic letter eo. ... name of a runic letter. -sand m. amber. -secg, vE. ilug- m. sedge. ..."

4. Journal by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1867)
"If this latter feature was removed, we have a close resemblance to the Runic letter H ; the mark which resembles the letter P is very similar to the rune of ..."

5. The Student's Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon by Henry Sweet (1897)
"... the runic letter eo^- ... name of a runic letter. -sand от. amber, -secg, vE. ilug- от. sedge. ..."

6. The Journal of the Kilkenny and South-east of Ireland Archaeological Society (1867)
"If this latter feature was removed, we have a close resemblance to the Runic letter H; the mark which resembles the letter P is very similar to the rune of ..."

7. Archaic Rock Inscriptions: An Account of the Cup & Ring Markings on the by Hargrave Jennings, Arthur Reader (1891)
"... we have a close resemblance to the runic letter H; the mark which resembles the letter P is very similar to the rune of the same significance ; and the ..."

8. The New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica: A (1907)
"... each stanza of which begins with the name of a runic letter; thus the first stanza begins with Fesh, "money," the name of/, the first runic letter, ..."

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