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English nameBerwick
Gaelic nameBearaig

Location and type of place name

Local authorityScottish Borders ~ Crìochan na h-Alba
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Berwickshire ~ Siorrachd Bhearaig
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
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Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes 
SourcesBearruig: MacFarlane’s Gaelic Dictionary
Abaruig: Dwelly
Bearaig: Saoghal Bana-mharaiche

Dwelly’s form comes from the belief, possibly coming from Beveridge, that Berwick was in origin *aber-uig, as if ‘the confluence of the bay’ which is entirely fanciful. A trace of this is seen in the older spelling Bearuig. The proposed form is established.
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