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English nameKirriemuir
Gaelic nameAn Ceathramh Mòr
Meaningthe large quarter

Location and type of place name

Local authorityAngus ~ Aonghas
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Angus ~ Siorrachd Aonghais
Topographical feature type
Post townFORFAR
Postcode areaDD8
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNO384539
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG ceathramh ~ quarter-land; mòr ~ large
Element type

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Language notes 
SourcesKear an vwyde: Lhuyd 1699, 20

carn-mhoir, kerri mhuir, cill mhoir, keri-vor, cairidh-mhor, keran-voir.: Diack Inscriptions, 184 and MS2276
Kirriemuir Cill-Mhoire (from a Glengairn man) but usually Cearr Mhoire [From F. C, Diack W Beechgrove Aver..
Aberdeen (whose authority was mainly Mrs Macpherson (86) Woodhill Braemar) 31 March 1910]: Watson CW9
Ceathramh, An Ceathramh Mòr: Mark
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