Formont * LSL S NO258035 1 195m
the farm of Foremount 1850s OS Name Book 91, 11 [Rhind Hill is described as ‘on the farm of Foremount’, referring to OS Pathf. Formonthills (farm), q.v.]
OG * formonad
‘Projecting or great hill’. Besides this etymology, W. J. Watson also suggests fuarmhonadh ‘cold hill’ (1926, 402), which is less likely, given the frequency of OG for in Fife place-names, including Foremount LEU (PNF 4). See Elements Glossary PNF 5, under for, for more discussion and other examples. It could also be translated prepositionally as ‘(place) on or above (the) hill’. It would seem that the OS sapper or surveyor in the 1850s wrongly assumed that the farm-name was Foremount OS Name Book 91, 11). Elsewhere in the OS Name Books, as well as on OS 6 inch 1st edn, the farm-name always includes hill (see Formonthills for more details, as well as for early forms). The hill in question is OS Pathf. Rhind Hill, q.v. below.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2