Of old men and noses

Gaelic, Norse, Brittonic? A look into the history and origins of place names in and around our area

Scottish Gaelic place names often link geographical features with body parts. Some hills were seen as round and feminine (paps, meaning ‘breasts’), and others, more sharp and rugged, are described as masculine, such as bodach, meaning ‘old man’ (from bod, the stem word for male genitalia). The Bodach. . .

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