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"Because of this, it is difficult to reconstruct a Proto-Germanic name for the Elder Futhark rune. It may have been ûruz "aurochs" (see also Bull worship), or ûram "water". The aurochs is preferred by authors of modern runic divination systems, but both seem possible, compared to the names of the other runes: "water" would be comparable to "hail" and "lake", and "aurochs" to "horse" or "elk" (although the latter name is itself uncertain). The Gothic alphabet seems to support "aurochs", though: as the name of the letter 𐌿 u is urus."
This section has no reference and should have a source or be removed.184.108.40.206 (talk) 11:29, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
Are we sure that Uruz means Auroch? Everything that I find says this, but there's no source. It's like it's just "accepted" knowledge - a "It is known" type excuse. I ask because it sounds to me like Urs, the Proto-Indo-European word that meant bear. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 19:10, 3 December 2016 (UTC)