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English nameBadicaul
Gaelic nameBada Call
Meaningcopse of the hazel

Location and type of place name

LocationWester Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Lochalsh
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townKYLE
Postcode areaIV40
Relevant main roadsA87
OS sheet number413, 428
OS grid referenceNG755292
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG bad ~ copse; call ~ hazel
Element type

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. bad, masc. 'copse' with epenthetic vowel + non-lenited gen. sg. of call, masc. 'hazel' = 'copse of the hazel'
Badicaul 1880 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Bada Call Dwelly 1912
Bada-call Watson 1904, 187
Bada Call, hazel copse Mac an Tàilleir 2003
Bada-call Geàrr-loch
['badə,kʰuL] Local source, Sgianaidean
Additional infoAccording to Cox, 'this would seem to be either a reduced form of Bad nan Call, or Bad Call with intrusive schwa. The latter seems more probable and, if correct, would attest to the name's antiquity, by virtue of the non-lenition of the genitive plural specific.'
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