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English nameRosyth
Gaelic nameRos Fhìobh
Meaning

Location and type of place name

Location
Local authorityFife ~ Fìobh
Parish post 1891
County post 1891
Topographical feature type
Post townDunfermline ~ Dùn Phàrlain
Postcode areaKY11
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNT104832
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

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Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesSee Taylor and Márkus, Place-names of Fife, i, 359-360 for analysis and early forms.

This is the 'Ros of Fife'. Taylor suggests the initial F- was reduced in the consonant
cluster -sf-, but in any case Fhìobh would be lenited now in the genitive.
Kingdom of Fife, ruiachk fīv [i.e. Rioghachd Fìobh]: Diack, Inscriptions, 197.

Forms such as Ros Suidhe, and Ros Saidhe, are seen in circulation, but these come from a folk etymology
originating from Duilleagan a Leabhar cunntas ar Beatha anns a' Ghadhalltachd bho 1848 gu 1861, 1868, 15.
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