Ogham Og"ham, n. [Ir.] A particular kind of writing practiced by the ancient Irish, and found in inscriptions on stones, metals, etc. [Written also {ogam}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • ogham — ogham …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Ogham — Type Alphabet …   Wikipedia

  • ogham — ● ogham nom masculin (de Ogham, nom propre) Écriture alphabétique utilisée au début de l ère chrétienne pour noter l irlandais. (L ogham consiste en un jeu d entailles pratiquées sur ou à partir d une arête de la pierre : chacune des vingt… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ogham —   [ oːgam; nach dem mythischen Ogma, der nach keltischer Tradition diese Schrift erfunden haben soll], Oghamschrift, Buchstabenschrift der ältesten irischen Sprachdenkmäler (4. 7. Jahrhundert). Erhalten sind etwa 360 kurze Inschriften auf Grab… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • ogham — also ogam, ancient Irish form of writing, 1620s, from Ir. ogham, from O.Ir. 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ogham — Ogham, s. Ogam …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ogham — (kelt.), Schrift der alten Iren, den nordischen Runen ähnlich …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • ogham — [äg′əm, ō′əm] n. [Ir < OIr ogam] an alphabetic system for writing Old Irish, developed in the 5th and 6th cent. A.D., in which the letters are represented by various combinations of lines or notches as carved along the edge of a memorial stone …   English World dictionary

  • Ogham — Écriture oghamique  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Ogam Celticum.  Oghamique Page du Livre de Ballymote …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ogham — (ogam)    Ogham (called beithe luis nin by the Irish) is an ancient Celtic alphabet used for writing in Irish. The alphabet consisted of 20 letters made from one to five parallel grooves or notches cut across a vertical line, usually the edge of… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

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