Ogham Alphabeth

This page lists of the various symbols in the Ogham Alphabeth group.

Ogham is an Early Medieval alphabet used primarily to write the early Irish language, and later the Old Irish language. There are roughly 400 surviving orthodox inscriptions on stone monuments throughout Ireland and western Britain; the bulk of which are in southern Munster. The largest number outside Ireland are in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Symbols in this group:

Ogham Letter L - Luis

Luis (ᚂ) is the Irish name of the second letter of the Ogham alphabet, meaning "flame" or "herb".

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Ogham Letter A - Ailm

Ailm is the Irish name of the sixteenth letter of the Ogham alphabet, ᚐ.

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Ogham Letter B - Beith

Beith (ᚁ) is the Irish name of the second letter of the Ogham alphabet, meaning "birch".

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Ogham Letter CH\X\AE Eamhancholl

The fifth Element out of the five aicme forfeda.

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Ogham Letter D - Dair

Dair is the Irish name of the seventh letter of the Ogham alphabet, ᚇ, meaning "oak".

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Ogham Letter E - Eadhadh

Eadhadh is the Irish name of the nineteenth letter of the Ogham alphabet, ᚓ.

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Ogham Letter F - Fearn

Fearn (ᚃ) is the Irish name of the third letter of the Ogham alphabet, meaning "alder-tree".

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Ogham Letter G - Gort

Gort is the Irish name of the twelfth letter of the Ogham alphabet, ᚌ, meaning "field".

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Ogham Letter H - Uath

Uath, is the sixth letter of the Ogham alphabet, ᚆ, transcribed ⟨ʜ⟩ in manuscript tradition, but unattested in actual inscriptions. The kenning "a meet of hounds is huath" identifies the name as úath "horror, fear", although the Auraicept glosses "white-thorn".

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Ogham Letter I - Iodhadh

Iodhadh is the Irish name of the twentieth letter of the Ogham alphabet, ᚔ.

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Ogham Letter K - Coll

Coll is the Irish name of the ninth letter of the Ogham alphabet ᚉ, meaning "hazel-tree",

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Ogham Letter K\X\EA - Forfeda Éabhadh

The First Element out of the five aicme forfeda.

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Ogham Letter M - Muin

Muin is the Irish name of the eleventh letter of the Ogham alphabet, ᚋ.

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Ogham Letter N - Nion

Nion (ᚅ) is the Irish name of the fifth letter (Irish "letter": sing.fid, pl.feda) of the Ogham alphabet, with phonetic value [n].

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Ogham Letter NG - Ngeadal

nGéadal (Ngéadal or Ngeadal) is the Irish name of the thirteenth letter of the Ogham alphabet, ᚍ.

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Ogham Letter O - Onn

Onn is the Irish name of the seventeenth letter of the Ogham alphabet, ᚑ, meaning "ash-tree".

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Ogham Letter OI - Óir

The second Element out of the five aicme forfeda.

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Ogham Letter P - Peith

One of the forfeda, the "additional" letters of the Ogham alphabet.

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Ogham Letter P\OI - Ifín

The fourth Element out of the five aicme forfeda.

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Ogham Letter Q - Ceirt (Queirt)

Ceirt (Queirt) ᚊ (Primitive Irish cert) is a letter of the Ogham alphabet, transcribed as Q.

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Ogham Letter R - Ruis

Ruis (ᚏ) is the fifteenth letter of the Ogham alphabet, derived from ruise "red" or "reddening".

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Ogham Letter S - Sail

Sail or Saille (ᚄ) is the Irish name of the fourth letter of the Ogham alphabet, meaning "willow".

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Ogham Letter T - Tinne

Tinne is the Irish name of the eighth letter of the Ogham alphabet, ᚈ, meaning "ingot" or "iron bar".

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Ogham Letter U - Úr

Úr is the Irish name of the eighteenth letter of the Ogham alphabet, ᚒ

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Ogham Letter UI - Uilleann

The third Element out of the five aicme forfeda.

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Ogham Letter Z -Straif

Straif is the Irish name of the fourteenth letter of the Ogham alphabet, ᚎ.

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