Ogham

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Etymology[edit]

Unclear. Possibly from the Irish og-úaim 'point-seam', referring to the seam made by the point of a sharp weapon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈoʊ.əm/
  • IPA(key): /ˈɒɡəm/ (see the usage notes)

Proper noun[edit]

Ogham

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

Usage notes[edit]

The pronunciation /ˈoʊ.əm/ more closely matches the modern Irish pronunciation of the word ([ˈoːmˠ], [ˈoːəmˠ]), but the pronunciation /ˈɒɡəm/, based on the spelling and the Old Irish pronunciation, is also common in English.

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