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English namePortsoy
Gaelic namePort Saoidh
Meaningsaithe harbour

Location and type of place name

Local authorityMoray ~ Moireibh
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Banffshire ~ Siorrachd Bhanbh
Topographical feature typePort ~ Port
Post townBANFF
Postcode areaAB45
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNJ589661
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG port ~ harbour; saoidh ~ saithe, coalfish
Element type

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Language notes 
Sourcesporst-so:i (in Gael. - soy has 2 syllables): Diack MS2276
Port-sōĭ: Diack MS22276
pɔrs̆t ‘so:i : Dorian place-name survey
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