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English nameFox Point
Gaelic nameRubha a' Mhadaidh-Ruaidh
Meaningthe point of the fox

Location and type of place name

LocationWester Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeHeadland ~ Rubha
Post townULLAPOOL
Postcode areaIV26
OS sheet number439
OS grid referenceNB982102
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningrubha ~ point of land; madadh-ruadh ~ fox
Element typeanimaltopography

External Resources

OS maps
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. rubha, masc. ‘point of land’ + gen. sg. masc. def. art. a' + gen. sg. madadh-ruadh, masc. ‘fox’
Sources
Ru Vaterui 1820 Thomson
Fox Point 1857 Admiralty Chart 2501
Rudh' a' Madaidh-ruaidh 1881 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Rudha mhadaidh ruaidh (roo vatter roo-ie) Dixon, 1886, xxxviii
Additional infoThe OS form is Rubh' a' Mhadaidh-ruaidh.
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