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English nameKilbeg
Gaelic nameA' Chill Bheag
Meaningthe small church
Genitive formChill Beag

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Sleat
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF SKYE
Postcode areaIV44
Relevant main roadsA851
OS sheet number421
OS grid referenceNG646060
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG cill ~ church; beag ~ small
Element typereligion, size

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. cill, ?fem. ‘church’ + nom. sg. adj. beag, ‘small’ = ‘small church’
Sources
Kiln Beg 1654 Blaeu Map (Skye)
Cill Beag, A Chill Bhig the little church Forbes, 379
Cill Beag (no article) local source, Sgianaidean
Cill Beag (no article) local source, Sòdhaigh
Additional infoAlthough the original form was without an article, the modern development on the site is used in Gaelic with the article, and this form is now what is understood.
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