List of names as written Various modes of spelling Authorities for spelling Situation Description remarks
BEINN DAMHAIN Beinn Damhain Peter McIntyre, Stuckindroin
Malcolm Brodie, Garabal
Peter McIntyre, Inverarnan
001 A well known name applied to a sharp ridged topped hill of considerable height, rocky and situated about a mile and a quarter west of Garabal Hill
LARIG ARNAN Larig Arnan Peter McIntyre. Stuckindroin
Malcolm Brodie. Garabal
Peter McIntyre. Inverarnan
001 A narrow glen between two ranges of hills extending from "Inverarnan Hotel" in Perthshire to Loch Fyne in Argyleshire

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[Below entry for Beinn Damhain:]
Damh, a hart, a stag, the male of the red deer etc
Beinn - a mountain- Damhain from Damhan, a small ox.
Note - the plural of many nouns is formed provincially by adding "an" to the sing. [singular]
and as it is more likely that the hill got its name from its being the resort of more than one male deer or ox
than it got its name from one stag, or ox, Is it not better to write the name Beinn Damhan? i.e. in the plu. [plural]

[Below entry for Larig Arnan:]
The rule "leathan ri leathan" etc is not here observed
Probably from Lar, earth Ighe, an Island and
Arn, a judge, or Larach, the scene
of a battle and Arnuidh, fierce.
Lairig, A sloping hill - The word Lairig occurs in many names in the north of Perthshire
Lorg, A path, or pass - perhaps from the real or fancied appearance of this glen as a pathway
Airnean, perhaps a provincial gen. plur. [genitive plural] for Airne, a sloe }
Lorg Airnean, The pass abounding in sloes? ............................................} imaginary [JB]

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