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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).]
(Linguistics) a phonetic alphabet consisting of runes
[C19: from the first six letters: f, u, th, a, r, k; compare alphabet]
or fu•tharc(ˈfu θɑrk)
also fu•thorc, fu•thork(-θɔrk)
the runic alphabet.
[1850–55; so called from its first six letters: f, u, th, a (or o), r, k (modeled on alphabet)]