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English nameBynack More
Gaelic nameBeithneag
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationNethy Bridge
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeMountain/Hill ~ Beinn/Cnoc
Post townNethy Bridge
Postcode areaPH25
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNJ041063
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

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Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesBaynack 1747-55 Roy
Bynac 1636-5 Gordon 5
Bein na Bynack 1820 Thomson
Ben Bynac 1869 Os 6 inch 1st edn. [Bynack Beg not marked]
Bynack Beg / Bynack More 1900 Os 6inch 1st rev.

Binn bynaic; allt vynaic: Diack Inscriptions
Beinneag: Mathieson 1952
Beinn Beidhneig [=Bynack More]/ Beidhneag Beag [=Bynack Beg]: Watson and Allan
Beinn Beidhneag: MacGregor, Transactions.
locally Beinn Beithneag pronounced Pain Beinack: A. Watson ‘The Cairngorms’, 115
Beannag Mhòr: Munros List [Munro Society]

“Amongst native Strathspey people I have almost always heard simply Bynack without a definite article and without accompanying adjectives.”: Seumas Grannd, pers. comm.

Evidence for the beag and mòr only comes in around 1900. Perhaps Bynack Beag was unnamed and when it got its name Bynack Mor was coined.
Beannag Mhòr: Munros List [Munro Society]

“Amongst native Strathspey people I have almost always heard simply Bynack without a definite article and without accompanying adjectives.”: Seumas Grannd, pers. comm.

Evidence for the beag and mòr only comes in around 1900. Perhaps Bynack Beag was unnamed and when it got its name Bynack Mor was coined.
Additional infoMunro M054 1090m
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