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English nameLochaber
Gaelic nameLoch Abar
Meaning?loch of the confluences

Location and type of place name

LocationLochaber, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Kilmallie
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature type
Postcode areaPH
Relevant main roadsA82
OS sheet number384, 391, 392
OS grid referenceNN0797
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningPossibly loch ~ loch; aber ~ confluence
Element typewater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesOG/P nom sg. loch, masc. ‘loch’ + aber, ‘confluence’
Sources
Stagnum Aporum Vita Columbiae
Lochabre 1373 RMS i no. 520
Lochabyr c. 1620 Pont text 85v
Loquhaber 1630 Geog. Coll. ii, 156
Lochabair Dieckhoff, 183
Loch-abar Watson 1926, 458
Loch Abar Mac an Tàilleir
Loch Abar previous signage
Additional infoThis is an established name.
North Lochaber ~ Loch Abar a Tuath
West Lochaber ~ Loch Abar an Iar
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