Definition of Ogham

1. n. A particular kind of writing practiced by the ancient Irish, and found in inscriptions on stones, metals, etc.



Definition of Ogham

1. Proper noun. An ancient Celtic alphabet historically used to write Primitive Irish. ¹

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Definition of Ogham

1. an Old Irish alphabet [n -S] : OGHAMIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ogham

ogamic
ogams
ogdensburgite
ogdoad
ogdoads
ogdoastich
ogdoastichs
ogee
ogee arch
ogeechee lime
ogees
ogenach
oggin
oggins
oggy oggy oggy
ogham (current term)
oghamic
oghamist
oghamists
oghams
ogin
ogival
ogive
ogives
ogle
ogled
ogler
oglers
ogles
ogling

Literary usage of Ogham

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1902)
"Ireland : ogham. Macalister. External Evidences affecting the Problem of the Age of ogham * Writing in Ireland. By KA Stewart Macalister ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish academy (1879)
"The top of the pillar has been cut down to form a seat for a sun-dial, and the upper portion of the ogham text (which formerly commenced on one side, ..."

3. Journal by Bond & Share Society, New Hampshire Dental Society, American Wine Society, Manning Valley Historical Society (1913)
"In the past, the removal of Crosses, ogham stones, and such-like by collectors, to their private grounds, or museums, has led to the loss of many of them, ..."

4. Insula Sanctorum Et Doctorum: Or, Ireland's Ancient Schools and Scholars by John Healy (1908)
"He asserts, moreover, that no ogham monument hitherto discovered bears any trace of any Christian formula, or any symbol of Christian hope;1 that any such ..."

5. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1878)
"The fact that ogham-inscribed monuments have been found only in Celtic ... Only five specimens of ogham-inscribed stones have hitherto been found on the ..."

6. Traces of the Elder Faiths of Ireland: A Folklore Sketch; a Handbook of by William Gregory Wood-Martin (1902)
"On a silver brooch, with an inscription in the ogham character—Proc. On ogham monuments. ... Proper mimes occurring in ogham inscriptions in the cave of ..."

7. The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1897)
"The true stone so called is a small pointed rook standing up a few paces from the ogham ; it is quite insignificant in appearance. The ogham lies on a strip ..."

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