futhark


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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)]
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The runes are inspired from a real-world rune set, known as Elder Futhark .
The letters below spell out the word Futhark, which, as Pennick explains, is the name that has been given to an Old English alphabet poem.
The runes are written in Older Futhark; those using innovative English or Fresian runes are excluded.
Early Runic consonants and the origin of the younger futhark. North-Western European Language Evolution 43, 71-76.
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