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