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- n. The Runic alphabet as used to write Old English.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Runic alphabet; -- so called from the first six letters f, u, þ (th), o (or a), r, c (=k). See futharc.
From the sounds of the first six letters: ᚠ, ᚢ, ᚦ, ᚩ, ᚱ, ᚳ; compare ABCs. (Wiktionary)