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English nameHolm Mills
Gaelic nameMuileann an Tuilm
Meaningholm mills

Location and type of place name

LocationInverness, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Inverness & Bona
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeMill / Muileann
Post townINVERNESS
Postcode areaIV2
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number416
OS grid referenceNH655432
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG muileann ~ mill; tolm ~ holm
Element typeindustry

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. muileann, masc. ‘mill’ + the gen. sg. masc. def. art. an + gen. sg. tolm, masc. `holm'.
Sources
An Tuilm For Holm, (Inverness) Dwelly 1912
Holm = An Tolm MacLean, 78
an t-Alm Mac an Tàilleir
Holm = an Tuilm Watson 2001 (1909), 160
Muileann an Tuilm HB
Additional infoMacLean says that Holm is in Gaelic ‘an Tolm’. MacLean also gives the genitive of Tolm as Tuilm in the Gaelic form for the Laird of Holm and Holm Burn which are Fear an Tuilm and Allt an Tuilm respectively. Informant HB says for the form stated above, he had seen it written but not spoken. There is no direct evidence for this form, however.
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