Definition of rune-staff in English:

rune-staff

noun

  • 1A magic wand inscribed with runes.

  • 2A runic calendar, a clog-almanac. Now historical.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From Swedish runstav, with remodelling of the second element after staff and (later) of the first element after rune. Compare also Danish runstav.

Pronunciation

rune-staff

/ˈruːnstɑːf//ˈruːnstaf/