noun \ˈä-gəm, ˈō-; ˈō(-ə)m\

Definition of OGHAM

:  the alphabetic system of fifth and sixth century Irish in which an alphabet of 20 letters is represented by notches for vowels and lines for consonants and which is known principally from inscriptions cut on the edges of rough standing tombstones
ogham·ic \ä-ˈgä-mik, ō-; ˈō-(ə-)mik\ adjective
ogham·ist \ˈä-gə-mist, ˈō-; ˈō-(ə-)mist\ noun

Variants of OGHAM

ogham or ogam \ˈä-gəm, ˈō-; ˈō(-ə)m\

Origin of OGHAM

Irish ogham, from Middle Irish ogom, ogum
First Known Use: 1729

Rhymes with OGHAM


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