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English nameBalvicar
Gaelic nameBaile a' Bhiocair

Location and type of place name

LocationSeil, Firth of Lorn, Argyll
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature type
Post townOBAN
Postcode areaPA34
OS sheet number359
OS grid referenceNM767468
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG nom. sg. baile, masc. ‘town’ + gen. sg. masc. def. art. a’ (leniting) + lenited gen. sg. of bhiocair, masc ‘vicar’
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Language notes
Baile bhicare 1408 Acts of the Lords of the Isles 16
Balevicar 1750 Dorret
Ballivicar 1804 Langlands
Baile Bhiocair 1912 Dwelly
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