Definition of rune-stave in English:

rune-stave

(also runestave)

noun

  • A runic letter or symbol.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Aylett Sammes (c1636–c1679), antiquary. Partly a revival of Old English rūn-staef, with remodelling after stave, and partly from rune + stave after the Old English word or one of its cognates or parallels in other Germanic languages: compare Old High German rūnstab, Old Icelandic rúnastafr, Swedish runstav, Danish runestav.

Pronunciation

rune-stave

/ˈruːnsteɪv/