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English nameFife
Gaelic nameFìobha

Location and type of place name

LocationEast Central Scotland
Local authorityFife ~ Fìobh
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Fife ~ Fìobh
Topographical feature type
Postcode areaKY
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNO3411
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningP/G Fib ~ one of the divisions or sub-kingdoms of Pictland
Element type

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Language notes 
SourcesFìobh (Fìu) (in Perthshire): Robertson
The place-name Fìobh, Fife, which in Rannoch is Fìou and Fiv, is in East Perth Fiu.: Robertson, Scottish Gaelic Dialect
fi:u: Diack Ms2276 [Aberfoyle informant]
fiv, very much v Kingdom of Fife = ruiachk Fiv: Diack Ms2276
Fìobh: Watson, Rosg Gàidhlig, 268
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