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English namePenifiler
Gaelic namePeighinn nam Fìdhleir
Meaningpenny-land of the fiddlers

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Portree
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townPORTREE
Postcode areaIV51
Relevant main roadsB883
OS sheet number428
OS grid referenceNG487417
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG peighinn ~ penny-land; fìdhleir ~ fiddler
Element typelawtopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. peighinn, fem. ‘penny-land’ + gen. pl. masc. def. art. nam (in reduced form (n)a’ ) + gen. pl. of masc. fìdhleir, ‘fiddler’ = ‘penny-land of the fiddlers’.
Peinafeiler 1881 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Peighinn nam fidhlear * Dwelly 1912
Peinafeiler... the fiddler’s pennyland... peighinn-an-fhidhleir Forbes, 274
Peighinn nam Fìdhleir... the pennyland of the fiddlers Mac an Tàilleir
[penɪfɪ:ʎər] local source, Sòdhaigh
Peighinn a’ Fidhleir local source, Sgianaidean
Additional infoWith the reduction of the article, this name is usually pronounced Peighinn a’ Fidhleir (Cox).
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