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English nameKinmylies
Gaelic nameCeann a' Mhìlidh
Meaninghead of the soldier
Genitive formCheann a' Mhìlidh

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 typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townINVERNESS
Postcode areaIV3
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number416
OS grid referenceNH652439
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG ceann ~ head, end; mìlidh ~ soldier
Element typepersontopography

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. ceann, masc. ‘head, end’ + gen. sg. def. art a’ (leniting and slenderising) + gen. sg. mìlidh masc. ‘soldier’
Sources
Ceann a’ Mhìlidh 2004 MacLean, 80,
Ceann a’ Mhìlidh Mac an Tàilleir
Ceann a’ Mhìlidh Watson 1926, 371
Cinn a’ Mhìlidh Watson 2001 (1909), 160
Additional infoMac an Tàilleir: Locally this is known as Ceann a’ Mhìle, "Mile end".
The precise meaning of this name is unclear, it is not obvious what ceann refers to in this instance. It is probably the case that the specific element has been reinterpreted into milidh.
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