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English nameBen A'an
Gaelic nameAm Binnein

Location and type of place name

Local authorityStirling ~ Sruighlea
Parish post 1891
County post 1891
Topographical feature type
Post townCallander ~ Calasraid
Postcode areaFK18
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNN505083
Type of nameOther ~ Eile


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Further Information

Language notesG am, nom. sg. masc. def. art + nom. sg. binnein, masc. ‘apex, pinnacle’
SourcesBinnean “Beinn Mhòr is Binnean” MS371 Robertson Collection p. 32

Am Binnein Watson 1926 p. 480
Am Binnean Newton 1999
binnein, Dieckhoff 1932 (as the word)
Additional infoDrummond 1992, 106 says that it was Walter Scott in Lady of the Lake who invented the name Ben A’an, as Ben-an. It is not clear whether the form should be -ean or -ein. The former is expected, but the latter is also in evidence. The latter also has numerous parallels throught Scottish toponymy, opposed to the former which is seen in only three instances.
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