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English nameBalnaknock
Gaelic nameBaile a' Chnuic
Meaningthe farm of the hill

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Snizort
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townPORTREE
Postcode areaIV51
Relevant main roadsA87
OS sheet number408
OS grid referenceNG414632
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG baile ~ town; cnoc ~ hill
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. baile, masc. 'town' + gen. sg. masc. def. art. a' (leniting) + lenited gen. sg. of G cnoc, masc. 'hill' = 'the farm of the hill'.
Sources
Balnaknock 1882 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Bail A Chnoc (or Chnuic) Forbes, 57
[`bɑlnəkrõ ʰk] Local source, Sgianaidean
Additional infoThe na in the anglicised (and source's) version could represent either an original Baile a' Chnuic or Baile nan Cnoc. The former seems more likely, with a fossilised version of the masculine singular genitive article represented as a feminine. See Culnacnoc for a similar issue.
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