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English definition of “rune”

rune

noun [C]     /ruːn/
any of the letters of an ancient alphabet cut into stone or wood in the past by the people of northern Europe, or any similar mark with a secret or magic meaningLettering and alphabetsLetters of alphabets runic     /ˈruː.nɪk/ adjective a runic letter/alphabet/messageLettering and alphabetsLetters of alphabets
(Definition of rune noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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