Origin of ogham
Examples from the Web for ogham
We will willingly give insertion to any Query on the subject of Ogham Inscriptions generally.
The most singular fact connected with the Ogham inscriptions is their geographical distribution.
The Ogham alphabet consists of lines, which represent letters.An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800|Mary Frances Cusack
The use of Ogham was partially practised in the Christian period for sepultural purposes, being venerable and sacred from time.Early Bardic Literature, Ireland|Standish O'Grady
The letters of the Ogham alphabet are divided into four groups of five letters each, twenty in all.
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.