townland
Seangánach Mhór
genitive: Sheangánach Mhór
(Irish)
Shanganagh More
(English)

Glossary

English great, big

Explanatory note

  • Gaeilge

    place of ants?;
    place of narrows?

    Gnáthfhorbairt bhéarlaithe is ea an fhorbairt -ach /-əx/ na Gaeilge > /ə/, agus anuas air sin gan dabht -agh a athrú ó /-əx/ go /ə/ sa Bhéarla féin. Ní foláir nó is é fuaimniú -amh mar /ə/ i gcanúintí Chúige Laighean a thugann ar Ó Donnabháin 1838 ‘Sean-gainemh’ a mholadh anseo.

    Is minic a bhuailtear leis an tseanaidiacht Bhéarla much “big” i dtagairtí stairiúla do logainmneacha sa Pháil agus in áiteanna eile a raibh na hAngla-Normannaigh seanbhunaithe iontu — sin é atá anseo in 1551 ‘M[u]che Shangan’ os coinne ‘Lyttell Shangan’ (cf. Ó Crualaoich, Logainmneacha na hÉireann IV s.n. Muchknock (LG)).

    Is í an Bhearú teorainn thoir Sheangánach Bheag agus féach go raibh ‘Shongan’ in aice na habhann de réir sean-léarscáil 1563c. B’fhéidir, mar sin, gur thagair seangánach do chúrsa na habhann.

Centrepoint

52.9508, -7.00294 latitude, longitude
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Historical references

1551
Miche Shangan
F Leathanach: 740
1552
Shangan
F
1566
Shanganaghe
F Leathanach: 871
1568
Saneganagh
F Leathanach: 1279
1569
Shanganaghe
Richard more Bourke, labourer
F Leathanach: 1279
1660c
Shangannaghmore
BSD (La) Leathanach: 109
1805
Shangana More
Cahill (La)
1838
Shanganaghmore
Inq. J I:AL Leathanach: La063,25
1838
Shanganagh more
[breis eolais ar an mbaile fearainn]
Desc. Rem.:AL Leathanach: La063,25
1838
Shanganamore
TAB Leathanach: La063,25
1838
Sean-ghainimh, 'old-sand (big)'
OD:AL Leathanach: La063,25
1838
Shanganamore
BS:AL Leathanach: La063,25
2006
ʃanganəˈmoːr
Áit.
2006
ʃaŋənəˈmoːr
Áit.

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