ogham

play
noun \ˈä-gəm, ˈō-; ˈō(-ə)m\
variants: or

ogam

play play

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

oghamic

play play \ä-ˈgä-mik, ō-; ˈō-(ə-)mik\ adjective

oghamist

play play \ˈä-gə-mist, ˈō-; ˈō-(ə-)mist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of ogham

Irish ogham, from Middle Irish ogom, ogum


First Known Use: 1729

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