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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

Elements

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Further Information

Language notesAlthough 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'.
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 infoGreenock Central (Station) ~ Grianaig Mheadhain
Greenock West (station) ~ Grianaig an Iar
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