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English nameEdinbane
Gaelic nameAn t-Aodann Bàn
Meaningthe white (hill) face

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Duirinish
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townPORTREE
Postcode areaIV51
Relevant main roadsA850
OS sheet number408
OS grid referenceNG347515
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG aodann ~ face; bàn ~ white
Element typecolourtopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. masc. def. art. an (with t- before vowels) + nom. sg. aodann, masc.‘face’ + nom. sg. masc. adj. bàn, ‘white’ = ‘the white (hill) face’.
Tuddinban 1654 Blaeu Map (Skye)
Edinban 1820 Thomson
Edin = Aodann Dwelly 1912
An t-Aodann Bàn, the white hill face Mac an Tàilleir
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