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English nameKilninver
Gaelic nameCill an Inbhir
Meaningchurch of the confluence
Genitive formChill an Inbhir

Location and type of place name

Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townOBAN
Postcode areaPA34
OS sheet number359
OS grid referenceNM824217
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG cill ~ church; inbhir ~ confluence
Element typereligionwater associated (except marsh)

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Further Information

Language notesnom. sg. G cill, fem. ‘church’ + masc. gen. sg. art. an + gen. sg. inbhir, masc. ‘confluence’
Kyllivinor 1250 Reg. de Passalet, 134
Kylnynvir 1558 Lochnell Charters
Killychmynewyr 1580 Coll. De Reb. Alb. P. 13 (from OPS)
Killyninvir 1580 Ardchattan Charters
Kilninvar 1631 Retours (Argyle) 40
Kilninware 1636 Retours (Argyle) 57
Killiniver (vel Killininver) 1697 Retours (Argyle) 96
Cill an Inbhir JM
Cill an inbhir 1912 Dwelly
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