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  1. consisting of or set down in runes: runic inscriptions.
  2. having some secret or mysterious meaning: runic rhyme.
  3. (of ornamental knots, figures, etc.) of an interlaced form seen on ancient monuments, metalwork, etc., of the northern European peoples.
  4. of the ancient Scandinavian class or type, as literature or poetry.

Origin of runic

First recorded in 1655–65; rune1 + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for runic

1660s, from Modern Latin runicus, from Old Norse run (see rune).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper