from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The common Germanic runic alphabet.
- n. The Old English runic alphabet.
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- 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.
The Scandinavians used something different called futhark.
Hence the letter collection was known as futhark, futhark, futhorc, or futhork.
On one side was etched the complete, sixteen-character short-twig runic alphabet or futhark, the style of which dates it to the earliest Norse settlements.
Yes, and English is written with the Roman alphabet, not with the Anglo-Saxon futhark.
How many know what the futhark is, and how it differs from the futhorc?
The symbols seemed to be a standard version of the futhark, the Norse runic alphabet named for its first six letters.
"It looks like the futhark symbol for the letter F, with the arms angled up on the right side, only here it's got three arms instead of two and it's repeated symmetrically on the other side."
As the alphabet moved north and the futhark moved south, it was inevitable that they meet.
It was not content with merely winning, it tried to utterly destroy futhark.
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