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English nameBallochgair
Gaelic nameAm Bealach Geàrr
Meaningthe short pass

Location and type of place name

LocationKintyre, Argyll
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townCAMPBELTOWN
Postcode areaPA28
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNR775275
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningbealach ~ pass; geàrr ~ short
Element typesizetopography

External Resources

OS maps
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. masc. def. art. (labial before vowels) am + nom. sg. bealach, masc pass’ + nom. sg. adj. G geàrr, ‘short’
Sources
BeBallochgir 1545 RMS iii, 3085
Ballachagir 1567 ER xx, App
Ballochgair 1804 Langlands
Bealach Gearr short pass: Colville 2009 (1943), 10
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