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English namePort Wemyss
Gaelic nameBun Othann
Meaningfoot of Othann

Location and type of place name

LocationIslay, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891Kilchoman
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF ISLAY
Postcode areaPA47
OS sheet number353
OS grid referenceNR168517
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG bun ~ foot; Othann
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. masc. bun, 'foot' + Othann.
Sources
Bun-othan Dwelly 1912
Modern name. Anciently Bun Abhainne Lands of Lordship
Bun Othan Mac an Tàilleir
Bun Othan for Bun Othann Cox 2008
[ˈbənˌoəN] = Bun Othann (Port Ellen)
Additional infoCox 2008, n. 23 states this is a by form of abhann from ON hafn, 'harbour' (see Portnahaven).
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