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Oxford dictionary definition of the word rune:
1a letter of an ancient Germanic alphabet, related to the Roman alphabet:
long ago, a rune had been carved in the centre of the stone
the pommel and guard are embellished with runes
a symbol with mysterious or magic significance.
(runes) small stones, pieces of bone, etc., bearing symbols with mysterious or magic significance, and used in divination:
the casting of the runes
a spell or incantation.
2a section of the Kalevala or of an ancient Scandinavian poem.
Runes were used by Scandinavians and Anglo-Saxons from about the 3rd century. They were formed mainly by modifying Roman or Greek characters to suit carving, and were used both in writing and in divination
read the runes
British try to forecast the outcome of a situation by analysing all the significant factors involved:
the Chancellor read the runes and introduced additional tax measures
Old English rūn ‘a secret, mystery’; not recorded between Middle English and the late 17th century, when it was reintroduced under the influence of Old Norse rúnir, rúnar ‘magic signs, hidden lore’