townland
An Phailís Mhór
genitive: na Pailíse Móire
(Irish)
Pallas Big
(English)

Glossary

English great, big

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    the palisade
    pailís — iasacht ón bhfocal Angla-Normannach palis

    Tá foirmeacha 1564c–1660c an-ghairid don bhfuaimniú Gaeilge (cf. nóta an Donnabhánaigh san Ainmleabhar in 1838). Rinneadh giorrú ar an dara siolla sa leagan béarlaithe den logainm am éigin idir dheireadh an 17ú haois agus tús an 19ú haois mar a tharla go forleathan, m.sh. id Pailís Ghréine (#123641) (Lm 24) mar a breacadh an litriú béarlaithe ‘Pallas’ san Ainmleabhar taobh le ‘sráid na Pailíse’ ag Gaeilgeoirí na háite.

Centrepoint

53.0425, -7.34065 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1549
Palles
Carrigan MS Imleabhar: 46, Leathanach: 67
1557c
The Pallace
P.R.O.L. Leathanach: 62/1
1564c
palleis
Survey
c. 1565
Pallis
Cotton Map
1576
Palleyes
Anthony Hungerfoorde, gent
F Leathanach: 2778
1594
Palleyes
Lodowick Briskett, gent
F Leathanach: 5845
1595
Palleys
F Leathanach: 5931
1660c
Pallice
BSD (La) Leathanach: 96
1660c
The Lordship of Pallice
BSD (La) Leathanach: 96
1805
Pallas
Cahill (La)
1838
Big Pallas
BS:AL Leathanach: LA014,13
1838
Pallas
HCSV:AL Leathanach: LA014,13
1838
Pallas
CM:AL Leathanach: LA014,13
1838
Pailís, 'palace (of the fairies)'
"The Irish pronunciation is 'Paléésh'. I thought we had adopted 'Pallis' in the King's County." [Nóta OD]
OD:AL Leathanach: LA014,13
1838
Pallas Big
OD (corr.):AL Leathanach: LA014,13
2005
ˈpalis
Áit.

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