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Edenappa, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Éadan Cnapach ‘knobbly brow’

Background

The element éadan literally means ‘brow’ or ‘end facing out’ and is reasonably common in place-names, especially in the northern part of the country (Flanagan & Flanagan 1994, 80). It appears without qualification inEden in Co. Antrim. The second element is cnapach, which is the adjective derived from the root word cnap ‘a lump, a mass, a knob’ (Dinneen) and interpreted as ‘lumpy or knobbly’, most likely in reference to the terrain.

There is a townland named Edenappa in the parish of Lisnadill (origin to be confirmed).

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
a parcel ofthe Feede, situate nigh N. and W. parts1607CPR Jas I 96a
Feete1609Esch. Co. Map
(?)Fleete1623Inq. Ult. (Armagh) $8 Jas.I
Edencappagh1664HMR Murray (1941) 131
Edeneappagh1664HMR Arm. (PRONI) 427
Edennappagh1834cOSNB A36
Edennappagh1834cOSNB: gen. sources A36
Edennappagh1834cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) A36
Edennappagh1834cRet. Tds Armstrong's Sur. (OSNB) A36
~Eadan cnapach ""hill brow of the knolls or knobs""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) A36
Barony
Orior Upper
Parish
Jonesborough
Parish in 1851
Jonesborough
Townland
None
Place name ID
17965
Place name type
T