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ogham

noun \ˈä-gəm, ˈō-; ˈō(-ə)m\

Definition of ogham

  1. :  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 play \ä-ˈgä-mik, ō-; ˈō-(ə-)mik\ adjective
ogham·ist play \ˈä-gə-mist, ˈō-; ˈō-(ə-)mist\ noun


Variants of ogham

or ogam play \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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