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English nameRiver Leven
Gaelic nameUisge Leamhain

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature type
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNN214606
Type of nameOther ~ Eile


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Language notes 
SourcesUisge Leamhna: 1875 Am Feillire
Inbhir-leamhain Uisge Leamhain: Watson CW9 [in a list of Dumbartonshire / S. Argyll names,
so presumably a place round Dumbarton]

Leven in Dumbarton = Uisge Leamhain: Watson CW9 77
Leamhan, gen. Leamhna: Newton
Uisge Leamhain: Am Filidh Latharnach le Calum Caimbeul MacPhàil 1947, 54

The name of the river from Loch Lomond is Leamhain, gen. Leamhna, Leven, meaning ‘ Elm-water.’ Its plain, the Vale of Leven, was Magh Leamhna, and Loch Lomond was of old Loch Leamhna,: Watson 1926, 119
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