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Glyph vs. Rune

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  • Glyph (noun)

    A figure carved in relief or incised, especially representing a sound, word, or idea.

  • Glyph (noun)

    Any non-verbal symbol that imparts information.

  • Glyph (noun)

    A visual representation of a letter, character, or symbol, in a specific font and style.

  • Glyph (noun)

    A vertical groove.

  • Rune (noun)

    A letter, or character, belonging to the written language of various ancient Germanic peoples, especially the Scandinavians and the Anglo-Saxons.

  • Rune (noun)

    A Finnish or Scandinavian epic poem, or a division of one, especially a division of the Kalevala.

  • Rune (noun)

    A letter or mark used as mystical or magic symbol.

  • Rune (noun)

    A verse or song, especially one with mystical or mysterious overtones; a spell or an incantation.

  • Rune (noun)

    A roun secret or mystery.

  • Rune (noun)

    In the Go programming language, a Unicode code point.

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  • Glyph (noun)

    A sunken channel or groove, usually vertical. See Triglyph.

  • Glyph (noun)

    A carved figure or character, incised or in relief; a carved pictograph; hence, a pictograph representing a form originally adopted for sculpture, whether carved or painted.

  • Rune (noun)

    A letter, or character, belonging to the written language of the ancient Norsemen, or Scandinavians; in a wider sense, applied to the letters of the ancient nations of Northern Europe in general.

  • Rune (noun)

    Old Norse poetry expressed in runes.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Glyph (noun)

    glyptic art in the form of a symbolic figure carved or incised in relief

  • Rune (noun)

    any character from an ancient Germanic alphabet used in Scandinavia from the 3rd century to the Middle Ages;

    "each rune had its own magical significance"

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