Pronunciation: (rOO'nik),[key] —adj. 1. consisting of or set down in runes: runic inscriptions. 2. having some secret or mysterious meaning: runic rhyme. 3. (of ornamental knots, figures, etc.) of an interlaced form seen on ancient monuments, metalwork, etc., of the northern European peoples.
4. of the ancient Scandinavian class or type, as literature or poetry.