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|Gaelic to English translations [Non-PRO]|
|Gaelic term or phrase: culmaily|
|Place name. It's not a village, it is actually a single house. Yes I realise it should have a capital. I was searching for the meaning of the word. I believe it has French origins, possibly Latin, but I doubt that. Any ideas?|
|English translation:Visibly it's a Gaelic name|
Names like this are quite common in the Highlands, for example, Culloden near Inverness.
There are not very many place names of French origin in Scotland. My home town, Dollar, is thought by some (incurable romantics mainly) to have French origins. This is because above the town is the Burn of Sorrow (Douleur). From personal observation, and living with a Gaelic speaker (my father), it became clear that many lace names are from that language, particularly up north where the Gaelic-speaking clans lived.
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