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futhark

[foo-thahrk] /ˈfu θɑrk/
noun
1.
the runic alphabet.
Also, futharc, futhorc, futhork
[foo-thawrk] /ˈfu θɔrk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; so called from first six letters of Old English and Scand runic alphabet: f, u, th, a(or o), r, k (modeled on alphabet)
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British Dictionary definitions for futhorc

futhark

/ˈfuːθɑːk/
noun
1.
a phonetic alphabet consisting of runes
Word Origin
C19: from the first six letters: f, u, th, a, r, k; compare alphabet
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Word Origin and History for futhorc
futhorc
1851, historians' name for the Gmc. runic alphabet, so called from its first six letters, on the model of alphabet.
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