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English name Kilmore (Argyll)
Gaelic name A’ Chill Mhòr
Meaning the big church
Genitive form na Cille Moire
Location Argyll
Local authority Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891 Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature type Settlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post town OBAN
Postcode area PA34
OS sheet number 359
OS grid reference NM876254
Type of name Place ~ Àite
Element meaning G cill; mòr ~ large
Element type religion, size
Language notes G nom. sg. def. art. a’ (leniting) + lenited + nom. sg. cill, fem. ‘church’ + G nom. sg. adj. mòr, ‘large’
Sources
Killmore 1674 Retours (Argyle) 82
A’ Chill-mhòr 1885 Campbell, Records of Argyll, 109
A’ Chill Mòr not Moire JM
A’ Chille mhór 1912 Dwelly
Additional info Kilmore Standing Stones ~ Carraighean na Cille Mòire
NM439520 Mull near Dervaig.