Cnoc Bioraig

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Title

Cnoc Bioraig

Subject

An interesting example of the difficulty of place names. Depending on the gender of the original name, long forgotten, this hill could mean hillock of the Dutch rushes, or horsetail (equisetum). It is not thought that equisetum flourished here, so on balance, it is likely to refer to the shape of the hill, the side tooth of a horse. In general, though, "bioraig" refers to a pointy thing, rather than something as specific as the above possibilities

Description

Pointy hillock

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