rún-stæf
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
rún-stæf
es; m. A (runic) letter, a rune. Cf. rún, V Ðrý sind in naman rúnstafas, Exon. Th. 440, 9; Rä. 59, 15. Ic mæg þurh rúnstafas rincum secgan, ðam ðe béc witan, 429, 17; Rä. 43, 6. Wæs on ðǽm scennum þurh rúnstafas rihte gemearcod, hwam ðæt sweord geworht wǽre, Beo. Th. 3394; B. 1695. Ðá áxode se ealdorman ðone hæftling hwæðer hé þurh drýcræft oððe þurh rúnstafas his bendas tóbrǽce, Homl. Th. ii. 358, 11. On the subject of Runes see Kemble's paper in Archaeologia, vol. xxviii; the Preface to Dr. George Stephens' Handbook of Runic Monuments; Dr. Isaac Taylor's Greeks and Goths, and the same writer's work 'The Alphabet.'
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