Corrinzion

Corrinzion SLO S NO169106 1 361 155m SOF

    Carrynane 1494 RMS ii no. 2226 [see Balcanquhal SLO]
    Carrynzheane 1517 Fife Ct. Bk. 60
    Carringzeane 1517 Fife Ct. Bk. 62
    Carrinzeane 1527 RMS iii no. 454 [see Balcanquhal SLO]
    Carringzeine 1624 Retours (Fife) no. 342 [Walter of Balcanquhal]
    Caringean 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Cannogan 1775 Ainslie/Fife [sic]
    Carinzion 1828 SGF
    Corinzion 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

The second element is probably innean ‘anvil’, referring to a shape in the landscape. The first element is more problematic, but may be compared with that found in nearby Carmore SLO, above, which see for more details. This is more likely than an element such as cor ‘rounded hill’ (Watson 1926, 366); G coire ‘corrie’; or G còrr (m) ‘snout, bill; horn’, since all the pre-OS forms have Car- not Cor-.

/kɔˈrɪŋən/ or /kəˈrɪŋən/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4