futhark


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

fu·thark

 (fo͞o′thärk′)
n.
1. The common Germanic runic alphabet.
2. also fu·thorc or fu·thork (-thôrk′) The Old English runic alphabet.

[From the first six letters of the alphabet: f, u, th, a, r, k (or c).]

futhark

(ˈfuːθɑːk) or

futharc

;

futhorc

(ˈfuːθɔːk) or

futhork

n
(Linguistics) a phonetic alphabet consisting of runes
[C19: from the first six letters: f, u, th, a, r, k; compare alphabet]

fu•thark

or fu•tharc

(ˈfu θɑrk)

also fu•thorc, fu•thork

(-θɔrk)

n.
the runic alphabet.
[1850–55; so called from its first six letters: f, u, th, a (or o), r, k (modeled on alphabet)]
References in periodicals archive ?
10 with Futhark on Windows," said Roberto Mateu, product analyst at Opera, in a blog post.
The Elder Futhark, The Younger Futhark and The Anglo-Saxon Futhark are the three best-known categories of which alphabet?
It is handsomely produced and contains a number of (largely well-known) illustrations, though a few more showing generally unfamiliar alphabets such as Etruscan, the runic futhark, ogham, Old Hungarian (used in Transylvania as late as the 1850s), and the Korean Hangul would have been welcome.