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  Aicme Beithe   Aicme Muine
Beith Muin
Luis Gort
Fearn nGéadal
Sail Straif
Nion Ruis
  Aicme hÚatha   Aicme Ailme
Uath Ailm
Dair Onn
Tinne Úr
Coll Eadhadh
Ceirt Iodhadh
Ifín Peith

Tinne is the Irish name of the eighth letter of the Ogham alphabet, ᚈ, meaning "ingot" or "iron bar". Its phonetic value is [t].[1]


In the medieval kennings, called Bríatharogam or Word Ogham the verses associated with Dair are:

trian roith - "one of three parts of a wheel" in the Word Ogham of Morann mic Moín

smiur gúaile - "marrow of (char)coal" in the Word Ogham of Mac ind Óc

trian n-airm - "one of three parts of a weapon" in the Word Ogham of Culainn.[2]


  1. ^ McManus, Damian (1991). A Guide to Ogam. Maynooth Monographs. 4. Co. Kildare, Ireland: An Sagart. p. 37. ISBN 1-870684-75-3. ISSN 0790-8806. The kennings equate this name with the word tinne 'bar, rod of metal, ingot, mass of molten metal'. The word is probably related to Old Irish tend 'strong' or tind 'brilliant' and the value /t/ is beyond dispute. 
  2. ^ Auraicept na n-Éces Calder, George, Edinburgh, John Grant (1917), reprint Four Courts Press (1995), ISBN 1-85182-181-3