What is the rune that is said for the throwing into the sea of the sins of the dead?
On the top of the armring there was a small fingerring with a rune graved upon it.
Thy dreams now, indeed, are oracles, more true than living Vala could charm with the wand and the rune: Unfold them.
The fourth rune was the rune of the Green Trees and of all things that grow.
In the Kalevala it is a bee that brings the honey which restores Lemminkinen; rune 15, 530.
The seventh rune was the rune of Death, from the quenching of a gnat to the fading of the stars.
Having done this, she kneeled and said a rune of the morning, and after that a prayer, and then a prayer for the poor man Neil.
The eighth rune was the rune of the Soul that dieth not, and the Spirit that is.
Is the boy of so much importance that I must carve his rune on a separate stick?
Their voices were like the rune of the heart of the forest, like the music of deep streams.
Old English run, rune "secret, mystery, dark mysterious statement, (secret) council," also "a runic letter" (runstæf), from Proto-Germanic *runo (cf. Old Norse run "a secret, magic sign, runic character," Old High German runa "a secret conversation, whisper," Gothic runa), from PIE *ru-no-, source of technical terms of magic in Germanic and Celtic (cf. Gaelic run "a secret, mystery, craft, deceit, purpose, intention, desire," Welsh rhin "a secret, charm, virtue." Cf. also Runnymede.
The word entered Middle English as roun and by normal evolution would have become Modern English *rown, but it died out mid-15c. when the use of runes did. The modern usage is from late 17c., from German philologists who had reintroduced the word in their writings from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish rune, from Old Norse run). The runic alphabet is believed to have developed by 2c. C.E. from contact with Greek writing, with the letters modified to be more easily cut into wood or stone.