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English nameBraes
Gaelic nameAm Bràighe
Meaningthe upper part

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Portree
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townPORTREE
Postcode areaIV51
Relevant main roadsB883 / A87
OS sheet number410
OS grid referenceNG517366
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG bràigh ~ upper part
Element typetopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG gen. sg. masc. def. art. a' (leniting) + lenited gen. sg. masc. of bràigh, 'upper part' (given in gen. with nom. sense) = 'the upper part'.
Brea 1776 Mackenzie: South part
Am Bràighe, the upper part. The full name is Braighe Thròndairnis Mac an Tàilleir 2003
Braighe, Am, the Brae (in South Rona) Forbes 1923, 89
[,ɑ'vrε:] Local source, Sgianaidean
[,ɑ'vra:ɪ] Local source, Sòdhaigh

Am Bràigh (‘Br’è); Bràigh Thròtairnis: Robertson
[mrɛə]: SSPNS 1968.03 [Camustianavaig informant] , i.e. Am Bràighe
A’ Bhràighe [gen. inferring Am Bràigh nom.]: Sorley MacLean, Cumha Chaluim Iain MhicGill-Eathain and An t-Eilean
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