The Question of the Etymology of Dunadd, a fortress of the Dalriadic Scots

Richard A.V. Cox, Richard Lathe

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The origin of the Scots/English name Dunadd,1 a former centre of the Dalriadic
Scots (Bannerman 1974; 2 Skene 1876 II, 229–30), presents a puzzle. 3 Evidence
for the pronunciation and appropriate spelling of the modern Gaelic form of the name and its relation to historical forms and to more recent variants is presented below, together with an outline discussion of a number of topographically plausible, but linguistically problematic, derivations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-36
Number of pages16
JournalThe Journal of Scottish Name Studies
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017



  • Dunadd,place-name,Gaelic,Norse

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