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Glyph vs. Rune

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Glyphnoun

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

Runenoun

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

Glyphnoun

Any of various figures used in Mayan writing.

Runenoun

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

Glyphnoun

Any non-verbal symbol that imparts information.

Runenoun

A letter or mark used as mystical or magic symbol.

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Glyphnoun

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

Runenoun

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

Glyphnoun

(architecture) A vertical groove.

Runenoun

(obsolete) A roun secret or mystery.

Glyphnoun

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

Runenoun

(programming) In the Go programming language, a Unicode code point.

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Glyphnoun

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.

Runenoun

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.

Glyphnoun

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

Runenoun

Old Norse poetry expressed in runes.

‘Runes were upon his tongue,As on the warrior's sword.’;

Glyph

In typography, a glyph is an elemental symbol within an agreed set of symbols, intended to represent a readable character for the purposes of writing. Glyphs are considered to be unique marks that collectively add up to the spelling of a word or contribute to a specific meaning of what is written, with that meaning dependent on cultural and social usage.

Runenoun

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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