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English nameBunnahabhain
Gaelic nameBun na h-Abhainne
Meaningthe foot of the river

Location and type of place name

LocationIslay, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891Killarrow and Kilmeny
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF ISLAY
Postcode areaPA46
OS sheet number352
OS grid referenceNR420732
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG bun ~ foot; abhainn ~ river
Element typetopographywater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG sg. masc. bun, nom. 'foot' + gen. sg. fem. art. na (with h- before vowels) + old gen. sg. of abhainn, fem. 'river' = 'the foot of the river'
Sources
Bun na h Abhain 1849 Admiralty Chart 2515
Bonahaven 1882 OS
Bun na h-Abhainne (an old gen.) Lands of Lordship
Bun na h-Abhainne Mac an Tàilleir
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