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Colt
genitive: Choilt
non-validated name
(Irish)
Colt
(English)
Explanatory note
  • Gaeilge

    Ní léir brí. Is léir ó na foirmeacha stairiúla nach dtagann an logainm seo ó *coillte mar a thuairimítear go mininc.

    Tá an-chuid fianaise i seanfhoinsí Gaeilge d'áit eile darb ainm Colt, suite taobh theas den Bhóinn sa Mhí; féach Foclóir Stairiúil Áitainmneacha Gaeilge. Féach www.dil.ie s.vv. 1 colt, focal fileata a chiallaíonn ‘bia’, agus 2 colt, aidiacht a chiallaíonn ‘uasal’ ; d’fhéadfadh sé gur ‘talamh thorthúil’ nó ‘áit uasal’ an bhrí atá le colt i logainmneacha.

    Mionainmneacha ar an léarscáil:
    I dtuaisceart an bhaile fearainn tá an fo-bhaile fb An Bhanrach/Bondra “the paddock” (#1417739). Ní hannamh -ndr- a dhéanamh de -nr- /-nr-/ na Gaeilge sa bhéarlú: cf. bf Branra > Brandra (#27736). Malairt foirme de banrach atá le fáil in bf Móin na Manraí (#28185) (an focal mainear atá le fáil in bf Móin na Manrach (#28731) áfach).

  • English

    Meaning unclear. The historical forms clearly rule out derivation from *coillte “woods” as sometimes suggested.

    See rather www.dil.ie s.vv. 1 colt, a literary word apparently meaning “food”, and 2 colt, an adjective glossed as “noble”. It is possible that the word means “a noble place” or “productive land” in placenames. Another place called Colt, situated in Co. Meath between the Boyne and the Liffey, is well-attested in early Irish sources (see Historical Dictionary of Irish Placenames).

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