consisting of or set down in runes: runic inscriptions.
having some secret or mysterious meaning: runic rhyme.
(of ornamental knots, figures, etc.) of an interlaced form seen on ancient monuments, metalwork, etc., of the northern European peoples.
of the ancient Scandinavian class or type, as literature or poetry.
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How to use runic in a sentence
The sixth line is in these words: “Keeping time, time, time, in a sort of runic rhyme.”Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
The graves are marked by a simple runic cross in white marble bearing the names, the date, and the legend, "God is Love."British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
Originally the runic alphabet seems to have been used for writing on wooden boards, though none of these have survived.
The stone represented below, 101 b, bears an inscription in runic characters.In Search Of Gravestones Old And Curious | W.T. (William Thomas) Vincent
The inscriptions upon such stones, when they are inscribed, are usually in Ogam or runic characters.In Search Of Gravestones Old And Curious | W.T. (William Thomas) Vincent