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English nameTweed River
Gaelic nameUisge Tweed

Location and type of place name

LocationScottish Borders
Local authority
Parish post 1891
County post 1891
Topographical feature type
Postcode areaTD15
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNT998523
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG uisge water, river; Tuaidh ~ river name
Element type

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Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesTuaid: 1807, Macpherson, Poems of Ossian,, vol 1, 246
Eadar Arcamh is Tuaid Orain le Iain Lom Mac-Dhomhnaill, 1895, 80
Abhainn Tuaid Cruinne Eolas 1919 An Deo-Ghreine
uisge Thumaid Dugald Gordon MacDougall, Bràiste Lathurna 110
uisge thuaid William Ross
Tuaidh Watson in Dwelly
Tuaidh Watson, Ainmean na h-Alba
Tuaidh, Abhainn Rosg Gàidhlig Watson

River-name Tweed: Watson's Tuaidh in Dwelly seems to be a reconstruction from the English, based perhaps on the forms Clyde ~ Cluaidh. Even so the original form for of Tuaid was likely invented by MacPherson.
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