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English nameFonab
Gaelic nameFonn an Aba
Meaningthe land of the abbot

Location and type of place name

LocationPerth & Kinross
Local authorityPerth and Kinross ~ Peairt is Ceann Rois
Parish post 1891
County post 1891
Topographical feature type
Postcode areaPH16
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNN934565
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG fonn ~ `land’; aba ~ abbot
Element typeperson, religion

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. fonn, masc. ‘land’ + G gen. sg. masc. def. art. an + gen. sg. aba, masc. ‘abbot’ = ‘the land of the abbot’ 
Fonab 1649 Rentall of the County of Perth
Fon n-ab(a) Robertson Collection MS 372, 106
Fonn ‘n aba Robertson Collection MS 373, 27
Fonn-an-aba ‘land of the abbot’ Robertson’s Gaelic Topography, 326
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