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English nameTomatin
Gaelic nameAn Tom Aiteann

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townInverness
Postcode areaIV13
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNH801289
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesTomm-Ackenn c. 1591 Pont map 8
tomelun 1636-52 Gordon 22 [for tometun]
Tomaline 1820 Thomson [for Tomatine]

n dom -aXtun: Diack Ms2276
n dom-achtun: Diack Inscriptions, 197
Tom-aitinn: Watson 2002 (1920) 152

SGDS shows strong preaspiration in this area as Diack shows in his pronunciation. It also shows no velarisation in final -nn. That is to say, aXtun represents the local pronunciation of Aitionn. Watson's form may be a slight etymologisation although it is supported by the modern form and Pont's form.
Additional infoTomatin Distillery ~ Taigh-staile an Tuim Aitinn  
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