Pronunciation: KAY-nahz (alt: COW-nah and KEY-nahz)
Alternative names: ken, kaunan, kauna, cen, kaun
Translation: torch, ulcer
Sound: “K” as in “keepsake”
Associated Concepts and Interpretations
Associated Rune Poems
(as translated by Bruce Dickins, 1915; public domain)
A number of interpretations are derived from the various runic poems and those associated with this rune (where available) are included below for further consideration.
ᚴ Kaun er barna bǫlvan; bǫl gørver nán fǫlvan
ᚴ Kaun Ulcer is fatal to children; death makes a corpse pale
ᚴ Kaun er barna böl ok bardaga [för] ok holdfúa hús. flagella konungr
Kaun - Ulcer Disease fatal to children and painful spot and abode of mortification
ᚳ Cen byþ cwicera gehwam, cuþ on fyre blac ond beorhtlic, byrneþ oftust ðær hi æþelingas inne restaþ
Cen The torch is known to every living man by its pale, bright flame; it always burns where princes sit within
last updated: 25 dec 2021
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