From memory, I seem to recall that there is an obscure OI word which is considered to have come from the same PIE root as Latin pictus, (*peik-, "to cut", perhaps) and which had the meaning of an inscribed pillar. Is that the same word?
> Sent: Friday, September 23, 2016 at 8:06 AM
> From: "odubhainsr ." <[log in to unmask]>
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> Subject: Re: [OLD-IRISH-L] ogham agus achu
> Achu has been translated as pillar in some texts. It could also have a
> sense of time (and I get this from nothing that makes any logical sense; it
> is intuition alone).
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 2:39 AM, David Stifter <[log in to unmask]>
> > > I've always considered that Ogham and achu mean that the inscribed
> > strokes of the Ogham have blended into the stone upon which they are carved.
> > But what is achu?
> > David