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English namePeingown
Gaelic namePeighinn a’ Ghobhainn
Meaningpenny-land of the smith
Genitive formPheighinn a’ Ghobhainn

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kilmuir
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townPORTREE
Postcode areaIV51
Relevant main roadsA855
OS sheet number408
OS grid referenceNG401718
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG peighinn ~ penny-land; gobhainn ~ smith
Element typelawtopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. peighinn, fem. ‘penny-land’ + gen. sg. masc. def. art. a’ (leniting) + lenited gen. sg. of masc. gobhainn, ‘smith’ = ‘penny-land of the smith’
Peinggown, Pennygown, Pengown Forbes, 274
smith’s penny-land peighinn a’ ghobhainn
Peighinn a’ Ghobhainn local source, Sgianaidean
Additional infoB. Gordon 1964, 99-100 offers further old forms for this name.
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