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Rune Dictionary
Publication information

1993 or earlier


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Ancient Runes


Hogwarts textbook

The Rune Dictionary is a dictionary used to aid witches and wizards in the translation and understanding of runes. Students who take Study of Ancient Runes at Hogwarts use this book to decipher the meaning of runes. Hermione Granger is known to own a copy as she used it to try and translate The Tales of Beedle the Bard left to her by Albus Dumbledore.

Harry Potter also used the book to help practise the Summoning Charm in preparation for the first task of the Triwizard Tournament.


Notes and references

Study of Ancient Runes
Ancient Runes Made Easy
Professor: Bathsheda Babbling
Textbooks: Advanced Rune Translation · Ancient Runes Made Easy · Magical Hieroglyphs and Logograms · Rune Dictionary · Spellman's Syllabary
Known Runes: Acromantula · Demiguise · Ehwaz · Eihwaz · Fwooper · Graphorn · Hydra · Quintaped · Runespoor · Salamander · Unicorn · Unknown · Mark of Merlin

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