from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of ogham.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of ogham.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as ogham.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See ogham, oghamic.


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  • Cuchulain strode into the wood, and there, with a single blow, he lopped the prime sapling of an oak, root and top, and with only one foot and one hand and one eye he exerted himself; and he made a twig-ring thereof and set an ogam [b] script on the plug of the ring, and set the ring round the narrow part of the pillar-stone on Ard ( 'the Height') of Cuillenn.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • [2] Etarcumul's grave was then dug and his tombstone erected; his name was written in ogam and they raised the keen over him.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • Cuchulain lopped off an oak that was before him in that place and set an ogam-writing on its side.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • He made a spancel-withe [This was a twig twisted in the form of two rings, joined by one straight piece, as used for hobbling horses and cattle.] then before he went, and wrote an ogam on its ----, and threw it on the top of the pillar.

    Táin Bó Cúalnge. English

  • One of them read the ogam that was on the side of the fork; that is: 'A man has thrown the fork with his one hand; and you shall not go past it till one of you, except Fergus, has thrown it with one hand. '

    Táin Bó Cúalnge. English

  • Cuchulainn cut an oak before them there, and wrote an ogam in its side.

    Táin Bó Cúalnge. English

  • Thus, for example, where LU, in the story of the sons of Nechta Scene, simply mentions 'the withe that was on the pillar,' LL explains that the withe had been placed there by the sons of Nechta Scene (as Cuchulainn placed a similar with in the path of the Connaught host), with an ogam inscription forbidding any to pass without combat; hence its removal was an insult and a breach of _geis_.

    Táin Bó Cúalnge. English

  • A troop went from them to look at the ford; they saw nothing there but the track of one chariot and the fork with the four heads, and a name in ogam written on the side.

    Táin Bó Cúalnge. English

  • They give the withe into the hands of Fergus Mac Roich; he read the ogam that was on it.

    Táin Bó Cúalnge. English

  • His grave is dug then and his stone planted; his name is written in ogam; his lament is celebrated.

    Táin Bó Cúalnge. English


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