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Dumfries ~ Dùn Phris, ‘copse-fort’
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Dumfries ~ Dùn Phris, ‘copse-fort’ https://www.ainmean-aite.scot/placename/dumfries/
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Comment on Facebook Dumfries ~ Dùn ...

Hm - not quite that clear-cut. The medieval records vary between Dun- and Drum-, both names, 'fort' and 'ridge', could have been current. And in either case, a Brittonic *dīn/ drum-prēs could be in the background, adopted by Gaelic speakers. Brittonic (and early Gaelic) prēs would be 'brushwood, scrub, thicket' rather than 'copse'; Gaelic preas is pretty surely a loanword from Brittonic/ Pictish.

Inverbervie ~ Inbhir Bhiorbhaidh, ‘the confluence of the (River) Bervie’ https://ainmean-aite.scot/en/placename-2/…
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Inverbervie ~ Inbhir Bhiorbhaidh, ‘the confluence of the (River) Bervie’ https://www.ainmean-aite.scot/en/placename-2/?id=7653
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Comment on Facebook Inverbervie ~ Inbhir...

Yeah they are generally taken to be the same name, and also with the Barrow in Ireland. According to Watson it's the same root as found in OI berbaim 'I boil'. See Watson 1926, p. 469.

What is the origin of the name Biorbhaidh, and is it the same here as in Ceann Loch Biorbhaidh (Kinlochbervie)?

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