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English nameTorlundy
Gaelic nameTòrr Lunndaidh
Meaningeminence of the marsh

Location and type of place name

LocationLochaber, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kilmonivaig
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townFORT WILLIAM
Postcode areaPH33
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number392
OS grid referenceNN145765
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG tòrr ~ eminence; lunnd ~ marsh
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesNow understood as: G nom. sg. tòrr, masc. 'eminence' + gen. sg. *lunnd 'marsh'
Sources
Teilundie 1636-52 Gordon 36
Tirlundie 1642 RMS ix no. 1254
Terlundie 1654 Blaeu Map (Breadalbane)
Torlundy 1820 Thomson
Torlundy 1874-76 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Torr Lunndaidh MacKinnon
Tòrr Lunndaidh Mac an Tàilleir
Lundie = lunndán, smooth grassy place, a marshy spot’ - Watson 1926, 450.
Additional infoOld forms of this name point to Tìr Lunndaidh, ‘land of the marsh’, however, no Gaelic speaker now knows the name as this, so the name must be considered to have evolved into its current form.
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