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English nameBen Wyvis
Gaelic nameBeinn Uais

Location and type of place name

LocationEaster Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeMountain/Hill ~ Beinn/Cnoc
Postcode areaIV14
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNH463683
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


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Language notes
SourcesBeinn Uais: 1911 Dwelly
Beinn Uais: Robertson
Beinn Uamhais: 1932 Dieckhoff Dictionary [pronunciation of –mh- as –h-] u:ăʃ: Diack MS2276
Ben Wyvis G. Beinn Uais (but prosthetic ' f ' seen in Cabar Fuais) ; High Hill; ' uais’ from the root seen in ' uas-al,' high, noble ; Gaulish ux-ellos ; Gaulish c x' becomes ' s' in Gaelic, but in Welsh it becomes ' ch.' Thus ' ux-ellos ' gives in Welsh ' uch-el,' high, whence Ochil, Oykel, Achilty. The height of Wyvis is perhaps best appreciated from the higher parts of Inverness and neighbourhood. Watson 1904, 102-3
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