Blairenbathie BEA DFL S NT119943 1 384 210m SEF

? Blaru-eis 1328 NLS Adv. MS 34.1.3 (a) fo. 112 (lxxvii) v [small initial b and superscript eis, Dunf. Reg. no. 370 simply has Blarueis. It is one of a list of lands thirled to the mill of Lassodie, following Blaru-e (probably Blairathie # BEA, DFL) and preceding Cocklaw (Coklaw) BEA, DFL. See also Lassodie BEA, DFL below]
Blarinbothy-Northir 1563 RMS iv no. 1476 [one of the lands of Dunfermline Abbey]
Blairne bothey 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Blairnbathy 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Blairinbothie-Souther 1671 Retours (Fife) no. 1092 [see Lassodie BEA, DFL for more details]
Blairinbothie-Norther 1671 Retours (Fife) no. 1092 [see Lassodie BEA, DFL for more details]
Blair Aithie 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5 [presumably a mistake for Blairenbathie, roughly where it is shown, since Blairathie # BEA, DFL is shown as Blair Achty on the same map]
Blairenbathies 1784 Sasines no. 905 [‘in Craigencate; Blairenbathies, Woodend or Keltywood’]
Souther and Norther Blairenbathies 1793 Sasines no. 3418
Blairinbathy 1828 SGF

G blàr or en Blair + G an + G both + ? –in

‘(Place of the) field or muir, or Blair, of the hut or shieling’. The forms appear too late for there to be any certainty as to the origin of the final syllable, but it is likely that it was the old locational ending –in. For the possiblility that the first element is an existing name, see Blairathie # BEA and Blair BGY above.

The 1328 form Blaru-eis (with its superscript –eis) has been heavily abbreviated, though this is not evident from the printed version, which has simply Blarueis (Dunf. Reg. no. 370). For the identification of this form with Blairenbathie, see Lassodie BEA, DFL below. This earliest form has a Sc plural ending –is, indicating that the lands of Blairenbathie had already been divided by 1328.

/ˈblerən ˈbaθɪ/ or /ˌblerənˈbaθɪ/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1