See also: ogham

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Etymology edit

Unclear. Possibly from the Irish og-úaim (point-seam), referring to the seam made by the point of a sharp weapon.

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  1. An ancient Celtic alphabet historically used to write Primitive Irish.
    • 2024 May 8, Dalya Alberge, “Teacher finds stone with ancient ogham writing from Ireland in Coventry garden”, in The Guardian[1], →ISSN:
      The rectangular sandstone rock that Graham Senior had discovered was inscribed in ogham, an alphabet used in the early medieval period primarily for writing in the Irish language.

Usage notes edit

The pronunciation /ˈoʊ.əm/ more closely matches the modern Irish pronunciation of the word ([ˈoːmˠ], [ˈoːəmˠ]), but the pronunciation /ˈɒɡəm/, based on the spelling and the Old Irish pronunciation, is also common in English.

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Ogham (plural Oghams)

  1. A single character in this alphabet.

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