Aghascrebagh, County Tyrone
Ir. Achadh Scríobach 'furrowed field'
The first element is almost certainly achadh ‘field’, probably modified as indicated in the form assigned to John O’Donovan, by the adjective scríobach ‘bad pasture’ (Dinneen). The proposed form Achadh Scríobach adequately explains the historical forms, apart from the earliest form Aiskerbagh, which can be disregarded as an outlier, possibly due to mistranscription by a non-Irish speaker in the early 1600s.
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
|Aiskerbagh||1619||CPR Jas I 429a|
|Aghascribby (Sir Robt Ferguson)||1835c||Res. Gent. (OSNB)|
|Aghyscrabagh (Sir Robt Ferguson)||1835c||Res. Gent. (OSNB)|
|~Achadh Scriobach ""Furrowed Field""||1835c||J O'D (OSNB)|
|~Achadh scriobach: Furrowed or rugged field||1920c||TNCT 7|
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