Middle English, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse runnr bush, grove, Norwegian dialect runn, runne bush, runne twig; akin to Old High German rono trunk of a tree, block of wood, Old English rīsan to rise
13th century, in the meaning defined above
1750, in the meaning defined above
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