Exciting discovery at Dictionary.com

Exciting discovery at Dictionary.com

I had to look something up on Dictionary.com today and discovered their Word of the Day. I hadn’t seen it before! How neat!

Today’s word of the day is RUNIC.

 

runicROO-nik , adjective;

1.Having some secret or mysterious meaning.

2.Consisting of or set down in runes.

3.Referring to an interlaced form seen on ancient monuments, metalwork, etc., of the northern European peoples.

 

Isn’t that a cool word? Its origin is Old English, from rūn which means “secret.”

And Dictionary.com is even good enough to list references where the word is used!

 

“And he dances, and he yells; keeping time, time, time, in a sort of runic rhyme.”

— Edgar Allan Poe, The Bells

“To that end, he hid the secret in this runic code.”

— James Rollins, Black Order: A Sigma Force Novel

 

Sweet! Well, I’m going to have to start paying closer attention to this. I’m always wanting to increase my vocabulary, and this might be a good way to do that.

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