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English nameFortrose
Gaelic nameA' Chananaich
Meaningcanonry
Genitive formna Cananaich

Location and type of place name

LocationBlack Isle & Mid-Ross
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Rosemarkie
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townFORTROSE
Postcode areaIV10
Relevant main roadsA832
OS sheet number432
OS grid referenceNH727564
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG fem. nom. sg. def. art. a’ (leniting and slenderising) + nom. sg. cananach, fem. `canonry’
Element type

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG fem. nom. sg. def. art. a’ (leniting and slenderising) + nom. sg. cananach, fem. `canonry’
Sources
Chanrie c. 1620 Pont text 126v
Chanonry of Ross 1493 RSS i no. 22
Chanrie 1654 Blaeu map (Moray)
Fortrose or Chanonry 1820 Thomson
A’ Chananaich, the Chanonry, lit. place of canons. Watson 1904, 128
A’ Chananaich TSR2
A’ Chananaich 1912 Mac an Tàilleir
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