Unine

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Unine

Unread post by Achiltibuie » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:02 pm

Dear Gaelic Forum

In the course of doing some family history research, I’ve discovered that a relative who lived in Edinburgh with the name Winifred was actually born as Unine McKay on the Isle of Harris.

I assume that Unine is a Gaelic name but have been unable to find out much about it - the closest would appear to be Una.

Would you be able to tell me any more about this name please - such as how it would have been spelt in Gaelic...and what it means?

Thanks very much - and Happy New Year!

Jack Robertson
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Re: Unine

Unread post by GunChleoc » Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:53 pm

Here you go: https://www.faclair.com/ViewEntry.aspx? ... 70F9885FAA

The English "tr*nsl*t**n" of the name is completely arbitrary, which is why there are multiple ones.

I didn't find anything on the origin/meaning of the name. You could try searching through the sources listed in the "Ainmean is sloinnidhean" section of https://www2.smo.uhi.ac.uk/gaidhlig/faclair/cuspair/#A
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Re: Unine

Unread post by Achiltibuie » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:35 pm

OK - thanks! 👍

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