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English nameTweed River
Gaelic nameUisge Tweed
Meaning

Location and type of place name

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

Elements

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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