futhark

[foo-thahrk]

noun

the runic alphabet.

Nearby words

  1. fusuma,
  2. fut.,
  3. futa jallon,
  4. futabatei,
  5. futcher's line,
  6. futhorc,
  7. futile,
  8. futilely,
  9. futilitarian,
  10. futility

Also fu·tharc, fu·thorc, fu·thork [foo-thawrk] /ˈfu θɔrk/.

Origin of futhark

1850–55; so called from first six letters of Old English and Scand runic alphabet: f, u, th, a(or o), r, k (modeled on alphabet)

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British Dictionary definitions for futhorc

futhark

futharc futhorc or futhork (ˈfuːθɔːk)

noun

a phonetic alphabet consisting of runes

Word Origin for futhark

C19: from the first six letters: f, u, th, a, r, k; compare alphabet

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Word Origin and History for futhorc

futhorc

n.

1851, historians' name for the Germanic runic alphabet; so called from its first six letters, on the model of alphabet.

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