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English nameTumore
Gaelic nameAn Taobh Mòr
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationLairg
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Sutherland ~ Cataibh
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townLairg
Postcode areaIV27
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNC184266
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

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Language notes 
SourcesTumore 1820 Forbes
Tumore 1820 Thomson

Taobh mòr: Dwelly
G. “Tu” = taobh, side; and beag, little; “more,” mor, big side of land divided by a river or stream: MacKay

“Taobh has gone a stage further in West Ross and Sutherland as has also craobh in the latter district; both vowels have coalesced into one long Gaelic u, ‘tù,’ ‘crù.’” Robertson, Scottish Gaelic Dialects, Celtic Review, vol iii, 234.
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