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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The common Germanic runic alphabet.
  • n. The Old English runic alphabet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The Germanic runic alphabet; especially specifically the Elder or Younger futhark alphabet (of Scandinavia and the European mainland), as contrasted with the Anglo-Saxon futhorc.

Etymologies

From the first six letters of the alphabet: f, u, th, a, r, k (or c).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the first six letters of the alphabet, ᚲ (f u þ a r k). (Wiktionary)

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