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English namePossilpark
Gaelic namePàirc Phosail
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationGlasgow
Local authorityGlasgow City ~ Baile Ghlaschu
Parish post 1891Glasgow
County post 1891City of Glasgow ~ Baile Ghlaschu
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode areaG22
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNS592681
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

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Language notes 
SourcesForms 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 infoIt 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.
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