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English nameGreenock
Gaelic nameGrianaig
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationInverclyde
Local authorityInverclyde ~ Inbhir Chluaidh
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Renfrewshire ~ Siorrachd Rinn Friù
Topographical feature type
Post townGREENOCK
Postcode areaPA16
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNS281759
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

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Further Information

Language notes
Sources
Grianaig Diekchoff Dictionary
Grianaig Robertson
grianak Diack
Do Ghrianaig An t-Òranaiche, 158, 1879
rutha Ghrianaig Sar-obair nam Bard Gaelach, 59, 1882
Additional infoAlthough Diack records a form suggesting Grianag, several other forms suggest Grianaig as the nominative. The form in MacKenzie's Beauties is clearly Rubha Ghrianaig, 'Greenock Point'.
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