|Gaelic name||Pàirc Phosail|
Location and type of place name
|Local authority||Glasgow City ~ Baile Ghlaschu|
|Parish post 1891||Glasgow|
|County post 1891||City of Glasgow ~ Baile Ghlaschu|
|Topographical feature type||Settlement ~ Tuineachadh|
|OS sheet number|
|OS grid reference||NS592681|
|Type of name||Place ~ Àite|
|Element meaning|| |
|Language notes|| |
|Sources||Forms for Possil (thanks to Simon Taylor):
Possole 1242 Glas. Reg. no. 180 [rubric; Possele in text]
Possele 1242 Glas. Reg. no. 180
OW poues, means ‘rest, repose’…may be from poues with the suffix -el, : Watson 1926, 382-383
|Additional info||It is possible this is cognate with the name Powsail, see Watson 1925, 142 although he does not make the connection with this name.
See also BLITON under *powes, who suggests the final syllable could alternatively represent Old English -hyll. Taylor, on the other hand suggests ? British *pouis + ? British *-el which seems likelier.
Since this a British name of uncertain derivation, a phonological adaption has been used.