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English nameKilmonivaig
Gaelic nameCill MoNaomhaig
Genitive formChill MoNaomhaig

Location and type of place name

LocationLochaber, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kilmonivaig
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaPH34
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number400
OS grid referenceNN175835
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG cill ~ church; mo ~ my; Naomhag ~ personal name
Element typereligiontopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. cill, fem. ‘church’ + mo, 1st person poss. pron. ‘my’ (in sense of ‘Saint’) (leniting) + slenderised (and lenited) gen. sg. of Naomhag, masc. personal name = ‘Saint Naomhag’s church’
Kilmonivaig 1874 OS 6 inch 1st edn.
Cill-mo-Naomhaig, Cill Mo-Naomhaig Dwelly 1912
Cill mo Naomhaig MacKinnon
Cill Mo Naomhaig Mac an Tàilleir
Kil-mo-neamh-ag Calder, 161
Cill Mo-Naomhaig Watson 1926, 307.
Additional infoThe lack of the epenthetic [e] may be to do with the stress pattern in hypocoristic names, which would be appropriate for the name Naomhag. See also discussion under Fort Augustus.
PrinciplesThe capitalisation of the saints name with no space is in accordance with GNLC principles (forthcoming).
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