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English nameKilvean
Gaelic nameCille Bheathain
Meaning
Genitive formChille Bheathain

Location and type of place name

LocationInverness area, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Dores
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townINVERNESS
Postcode areaIV3
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number416
OS grid referenceNH637434
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningcill, ~ church; Beathan
Element typeperson, religion

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. cill, fem. ‘church’ + gen. sg. of Beathan, masc. personal name = ‘Beathan’s Church’
Sources
Cill Bheathain MacLean -, 79
the Cill or Church of St Bean (two syllables) Watson 2001 (1909), 160.
Additional infoAccording to Mac an Talleir Cill Beathain is the G name for Bught.
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