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Ogham Letter Z -Straif

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

Old Irish spelling variants are straif, straiph, zraif, sraif, sraiph, sraib.

The probable meaning of the name is "sulphur". The first two kennings could be explained by the main use of sulphur as dye, and its alchemical significance, respectively. The third kenning could be a corruption of saiget nél "arrow of the clouds", i.e. sraibtine "lightning". An alternative kenning has aire srábae "chief of streams", and glossators adhering to the "Tree Alphabet" base an identification with draigen "blackthorn" on this, by thinking of a "hedge on a river".


Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains straight lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alphabets.

Ogham Letter Z -Straif is part of the Ogham Alphabeth group.

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