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English nameKnoydart
Gaelic nameCnòideart
Meaningknoll fjord
Genitive formChnòideirt

Location and type of place name

LocationLochaber, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Glenelg
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townMALLAIG
Postcode areaPH41
OS sheet number413
OS grid referenceNG80
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningON knút ~ knoll; fjörd fjord
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesPerhaps ON knút-fjörd, knút, `knoll' + fjörd, `fjord' = `knoll fjord'
Knodeworte 1371 RMS i no. 412
Knoideor 1630 Geog. Coll. ii, 156
Kneadort 1630 Geog. Coll. ii, 174
Knoydarmoydart 1695 Retours (Argyle) no. 93
Knodeort 1654 Blaeu Map (Breadalbane)
Cnòideart Mac an Tàilleir
Additional infoSee Cox 2007, 83 for a discussion of this name.
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