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runic

(jargon)
Obscure, consisting of runes.

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Elliott in his reconsideration of Cynewulf's runic signatures, and by Christopher Ball, who concludes from his analysis of the Ruthwell Cross crucifixion poem that the runes may preserve 'a unique relic of an alternative poetic tradition'.
These examples aside, swords with runic inscriptions are actually relatively rare in medieval literature.
Losqui[+ or -]o provides evidence of West Germanic features in a set of runic inscriptions that are several centuries earlier than other scholars have found such features.
All of Germany was a stage for Adolf Hitler, a master manipulator who made use of many ancient and sacred symbols, from the swastika to the runic flash of lightning that was the Hitler Youth emblem.
Somehow her jewels appeal across the board as although obviously Jewish, they are seldom ostentatious or appear out of place but instead bring 'a special runic magic, indeed the stuff folk tales are made of...
These include the Five Pieces of Runic Poetry published in 1763 and Percy's previously unpublished draft translations of certain fragments of skaldic verse, including verses from Vellekla, one of the most difficult of all skaldic poems, and his version of parts of the Battle of Brunanburh.
Until Friday, between 11am and 4pm, you can take part in the runic activities at Bede's World.
Her runic silver and sky blue enamel collection features the inscription "past and present" and includes a ring (pounds 61), earrings (pounds 58), bracelet (pounds 137) and round brooch (pounds 105).
Wright, from Bodelwyddan, writes to say that her father, John Morris Williams, served on Laurentic before and during WWI and afterwards on Celtic, Cedric and Runic.
Traditionally the butt of many jokes, this year's line-up of extraordinary Eurovision acts includes a Finnish contribution which apparently draws inspiration from "mysterious runic symbols inscribed on the bows of Viking boats, door posts and drinking ve ssels".
The question of possible parallels and sources in western Britain is raised, an area which I personally believe could bear yet further investigation, especially in respect of inscribed stones such as the puzzling runic specimen from Sandwich.