Definition of futhark in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfo͞oTHärk/
(also futhorc /-ˌTHôrk/, futhork)


The runic alphabet.
Example sentences
  • The English alphabet Old English was first written in the runic alphabet known as futhork, and isolated runic inscriptions continued to be made in Britain until the 12c.
  • And you find yourself sitting alone, thinking of someone you knew before something you must have said about scrimshaw or futhark.
  • Light shone off the blade brilliantly and several words in futhark were in the blade.


Mid 19th century: from letters corresponding to the first six letters of the ancient runic alphabet: f, u, th, a (or o), r, k.

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Syllabification: fu·thark

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