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English namePrimrose Burn Waterfall
Gaelic nameEas Allt na Seòbhraig
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationRum, Small Isles, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891
Topographical feature type
Post townISLE OF RUM
Postcode areaPH43
OS sheet number397
OS grid referenceNG392002
Type of nameOther ~ Eile

Elements

Element meaningG eas ~ waterfall; allt ~ burn, stream; seòbhrag ~ primrose
Element typevegetation, water

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Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. allt, masc. ‘burn’ + gen. sg. fem. def. art. na + gen. sg. seòbhrag, fem. 'primrose'
Sources*Allt na Sòbhraig Morgan, 29 (assumed name)
In the absence of any old forms, a search for parallels yields:
Creagan na' Seòbhraichean from Wentworth, 597. (NG731690); Seobhraichean Loch Marabhat (NB404531); Leathad Sobhrag (NG532305); Allt Doire nan Sobhrachan (NM956076); Allt Peighinn Sobhraig / Peinsoraig (NG398632); Uamh Nan Seobhrach (cave in Coire Mulrooney according to websites).
Additional infoRCAHMS mentions a Japanese garden here, perhaps explaining the existence of primroses.
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