Knockateggal, County Fermanagh
Ir. Cnoc an tSeagail 'hill of the rye'
The first element in this name is clearly cnoc ‘hill’, which can mean anything from a hill to a small mountain and is common in place-names. The qualifying element is correctly identified in previous analyses and the original form is indeed Cnoc an tSeagail 'hill of the rye'. See also Crockateggal which represents an attested northern pronunciation of cnoc in which n came to be pronounced as [r] from perhaps the 17th century onwards (O’Rahilly 1932, 22-3).
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
|Knockategal||1751||Reg. Free. Fer. 12|
|~Cnoc a t-Seagail ""rye-hill""||1834||J O'D (OSNB) 54 B116|
|~Cnoc-a''-tseagail ""hill of the rye""||1913||Joyce iii 442|
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