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A runic system

A term meaning 'rune-rows', and used for a system of runes, and especially Daeron's original Certhas Daeron. It is also used in adapted form as Angerthas ('long rune-rows') to describe the systems that developed from Daeron's initial certhas, especially the Angerthas Daeron and the Angerthas Moria.

The word Certhas is distinct in meaning from the plural cirth, which refers to a group of individual runes (or, when capitalised, the concept of runes in general). A certhas, on the other hand, refers to a particular systematic runic alphabet.

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Certhas Daeron

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