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English nameBalephetrish
Gaelic nameBaile Phèatrais
MeaningPèatras' town

Location and type of place name

LocationTiree, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature type
Post townISLE OF TIREE
Postcode areaPA77
OS sheet number372
OS grid referenceNM004469
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG baile, ‘town’ + personal name Pèatras
Element typeperson

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Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. baile, masc. ‘town’ + gen. sg. masc. personal name Pèatras
SourcesBalfedre 1654 Blaeu
Belliepetlis 1674 Retours (Argyle) 82
Baelly Petris 1703 Martin’s Descriptions of the Western Isles of Scotland
Baile fE:trish = Phèatrais : JM
Baile Phèadrais: Brownlie
Fear Bhaile-Phétris 1901 by Rev A MacLean Sinclair, Mactalla nan Tur, 67

Baile Phèadrais: http://www.tireeplacenames.org/balephetrish/balephetrish/
Additional infoThe specific is probably a personal name ‘Petrus’ as seen in the surname MacPhetrish etc (See Black 1946, 494). Named after ‘Ayg MacPhetris’ (Hugh son of Peter), cleric there in the 15th century: : Brownlie 28
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