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is the Irish
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name of the twenty-fifth letter of the Ogham
Ogham is an Early Medieval alphabet used primarily to write the Old Irish language, and occasionally the Brythonic language. Ogham is sometimes called the "Celtic Tree Alphabet", based on a High Medieval Bríatharogam tradition ascribing names of trees to the individual letters.There are roughly...
alphabet, . In Old Irish, the letter name was idad
. Its phonetic value is [i].
The original meaning of the letter name is unknown, but it is likely influenced by edad, much like Gothic pairþra, qairþra
, together with which it forms the coda of the briatharogaim.
"Iodhadh" is also known by other names such as "Ioho", "Idad" and "Idho". Though there is never any mention of which is the correct
The "arboreal" glossators assign ibhar
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