Pronunciation: awn-sooze
Literal Meaning: estuary, mouth
Other names: Ansur
Phonetic value: A
Rune Poems:
Anglo Saxon - Ós byþ ordfruma ælere spræce, wisdomes wraþu ond witena frofur and eorla gehwam eadnys ond tohiht.
Ós is the point of origin of all speech, wisdom's support and the wise man's help and for every noble joy and hope

Norwegian - Óss er flæstra færða fo,r; en skalpr er sværða.
Óss is the way of most journeys; but a scabbard of swords.

Icelandic - Óss er algingautr ok ásgarðs jöfurr, ok valhallar vísi. Jupiter oddviti.
Óss is the aged Gautr and prince of Ásgarðr and lord of Vallhalla.

       Ansuz is the rune of wisdom and is sacred to the Norse god Odin. It said to confer cunning and verbal skill upon the wearer. When this rune was adopted by the Anglo Saxons it's shape was altered and the phonetic value became equivalent to O.





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