ash
Definition - The name of the Old English symbol æ or Æ.

Notes:
1. Originally, ash was the name of an Old English runic letter that corresponded to the alphabetic æ.

Etymology -
The name derives from the Old English æsc.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from circa 1000:
"Æsc biþ oferheah, eldum dyre."
(Runic Poem (1915) 22)



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