How to use Runic in a sentence
Other letters, however, have been taken over from the Runic and Latin alphabets.
A Runic sculptured stone, believed to be of the 8th century, and the old town cross stand in High Street, but the great cattle fair, for which Crieff was once famous, was removed to Falkirk in 1770.
In one of the earliest runic records which we possess, the pendant found at Vadstena in Sweden in 1774, and dating from about A.D.
Give yourself a Viking name, learn the runic alphabet and get a certificate signed by Chief God, Odin.
The three best known runic alphabets are the elder futhark, the younger futhark, and the Anglo-Saxon futhorc.Advertisement
A runic inscription in the center translates as ' Luda repaired the brooch ' .
That Wimmer postdates the introduction of the runic alphabet seems clear from the archaic forms and method of writing.
He even had time to interest himself in a book on runic inscriptions which had always been a hobby of his.
Some of the runes are cryptic tree runes which are easily deciphered by a numeric code based on the futhark - the runic alphabet.
The iron door is topped with an runic symbol.Advertisement
Letter from Alexander Seton to Sir Robert Liston describing the Bridekirk font and carving and reproducing the runic script.
These raiders left runic graffiti over much of the main chamber stones.
George Low (1747-1795), the naturalist and historian of Orkney, who made a tour through Shetland in 1774, described a Runic monument which he saw in the churchyard of Crosskirk, in Northmavine parish (Mainland), and several fragments of Norse swords, shield bosses and brooches have been dug up from time to time.
Wooden coffins, with skeletons wrapped in coarse hairy cloth, and both pagan and Christian tombstones with runic inscriptions have been found.
In Germany very few Runic inscriptions have been found, and there is nothing to show that the alphabet was used after the 8th century.Advertisement
Among the subjects of antiquarian interest are Queenzie Neuk, the spot where Queen Mary rested on her journey to Langside, the old steeple and pillory built in the reign of Charles I., the Mote Hill, the old Runic cross, and the carved gateway in the palace park.
By this time the Teutonic peoples had probably acquired the art of writing, though the origin of their national (Runic) alphabet is still disputed.
Wimmer supports his thesis with great learning and ingenuity, and when allowance is made for the fact that a script to be written upon wood, as the runes were, of necessity avoids horizontal lines which run along the fibres of the wood, and would therefore be indistinct, most of the runic signs thus receive a plausible explanation.
Although the heathen Angles had their own runic alphabet, it is unlikely that any poetry was written down until a generation had grown up trained in the use of the Latin letters learned from Christian missionaries.
Within are some admirable specimens of encaustic tiles, and several monuments of the Vernon and Manners families; while an ancient runic roodstone stands in the churchyard.Advertisement
It is carved with figures of soldiers, priests, slaughtered men and captives on one side, and on the other with a cross and Runic ornamentation.
A runic stone commemorates the building of a bridge here by a Christian missionary, Austmader, son of Gudfast.
The Runic alphabet seems to have been the only form of writing known to the Anglo-Saxons before the invasion of Britain, and indeed until the adoption of Christianity.
Originally the Runic alphabet seems to have been used for writing on wooden boards, though none of these have survived.
Coins with Runic legends were issued at least until the middle of the 8th century, and some of the memorial stones date probably even from the 9th.Advertisement
Eventually this alphabet was enlarged (probably before the end of the 7th century) by the inclusion of two Runic letters for th and w.
We hear also a good deal of witches and valkyries, and of charms and magic; as an instance we may cite the fact that certain (Runic) letters were credited, as in the North, with the power of loosening bonds.