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English nameBunloit
Gaelic nameBun Leothaid
Meaningfoot of the slope

Location and type of place name

LocationInverness area, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Urquhart & Glen Moriston
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaIV2
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number416
OS grid referenceNH501251
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG bun ~ foot; leathad ~ slope
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom sg. bun, 'foot' + leothaid, gen. sg. of leathad, masc. 'slope' = `slope-foot'.
Middil / Estir Bunlaod 1509 RMS ii no. 3390
Bun Le?d c. 1591 Pont map 5
Bun-leothaid Dwelly 1912
Bun Leothaid MacKay 1914, 580
Bun Leothaid Mac an Tàilleir
Additional infoLeothaid rather than leathaid has always been given as the variant spelling in this place-name. This variant is considered a genitive both by Dwelly (as leòthaid and leothaid), Cox (who gives both leathaid and leothaid) and Boyd Robertson. The same term can be seen in Kinloid, Ceann an Leothaid, ‘end of the slope’.
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