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English namePortuairk
Gaelic namePort Uairce
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationLochaber, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891
Topographical feature typeHarbour ~ Caladh
Post townACHARACLE
Postcode areaPA36
OS sheet number390
OS grid referenceNM436681
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG port harbour; ua(i)rce obscure ON element
Element typecoast

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Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. port, masc. ‘harbour’ + ua(i)rce obscure ON element
SourcesPortuairk 1912 Bartholomew
Port-uairce.. (Norse saur, mud and vik, bay) Henderson 1915, 161
Port Uairce or Port Uaraig. This may be "Ualraig's harbour" Mac an Tàilleir
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