Origin of ogham
Examples from the Web for ogam
Historical Examples of ogam
On two corners of the stone are inscriptions of the usual Ogam characters.The Swastika
And he wrote these quatrains in Ogam, and then bade them farewell.The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries
W. Y. Evans Wentz
The inscriptions upon such stones, when they are inscribed, are usually in Ogam or Runic characters.
It bears an Ogam inscription on two angles of the same face, and debased Roman characters on the front and back.
With regard to the Ogam inscriptions we cannot make any confident assertions.
Word Origin for ogham
also ogam, ancient Irish form of writing, 1620s, from Irish ogham, from Old Irish ogam, said to be from name of its inventor, Ogma Mac Eladan. But this appears to be from Celt. *Ogmios, perhaps from PIE *og-mo- "furrow, track," thus metaphorically "incised line." This could be the source of the name of the writing style, which looks like a series of cuts or incised lines, and the inventor's name thus might be folk etymology. Related: Oghamic.