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English nameBraeintra
Gaelic nameBràigh an t-Sratha
Meaningupper part of the valley

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 townSTROME FERRY
Postcode areaIV53
Relevant main roadsA890
OS sheet number428
OS grid referenceNG862324
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG bràigh ~ upper part; srath ~ valley
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. bràigh, masc. 'upper part' + an, the gen. sg. masc. def. art. (with t- before sibilants) + srath masc. gen. sg. sratha, 'valley' = 'upper part of the valley'
Sources
Brayeintraye 1495 RMS ii no. 228
Brayeyntrahe 1528 RMS iii no. 534
Braeintra 1881 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Bràigh an t-Sratha, the upper part of the strath Mac an Tàilleir 2003
Additional infoThis name was not transparent to any of the informants. The second element, 'srath', is not in doubt however, since it is situated in Strath Ascaig. Another instance of this name, Braeantra, is situated in Strath Rusdale (1881 OS 6 inch 1st edn.).
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