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runic (adj) connected with the alphabet used in ancient Northern Europe; written symbol having a magical or mysterious meaning.

Runic is connected with rune, one of the letters of the alphabet the people of ancient Northern Europe used. Runic script is the script of the alphabet. With the passage of a long time, only experts in the field can understand it. Any written symbol the meaning of which is not easily understood is runic.

  • The runic alphabet of Northern Europe has not been totally understood so far. Attempts are still on to decipher them.
  • The inscriptions on the stones excavated by the dept of archeology resembled the runic script of Northern Europe.
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