Lappie

Lappie SLO S NO174076 1 372 145m NOF

    Loppy Urquhart 1512 RMS ii no. 3756 [barony of Parbroath CRC, q.v.]
    Loppie Urquhart c.1560 s Assumption, 69 [see Lacesston SLO]
    Loppe Urquhat 1563 Retours (Fife) no. 51 [David Seton of Parbroath, part of the lands of (the) Urquharts (Urquhattis); see Urquhart SLO, below]
    Lappie 1581 RMS v no. 287 [one of the three Urquharts SLO, q.v.]
    Loppie-Urquhat 1592 RMS v no. 2215
    Lappy 1775 Ainslie/Fife [also nearby settlement (3 buildings) of Lappymoss]
    Lappie 1828 SGF
    Lappie 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
    Lappie Burn 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn [flows east of Lappie, north from Lacesston Muir, into the Eden/Miglo Burn]
    Lappie Moss 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? Sc lappie ( + en Urquhart)

This is one of several divisions of the extensive lands of Urquhart SLO, earlier Lappie Urquhart. The structure of the name is Scots, and the first element is probably a little-recorded Sc word lappie (or loppie) ‘small pool of water, puddle’, which according to CSD is related to the verb lap. It appears locally as an adjective in the field-name Lappie Dub on Wellfield SLO, the second element being Sc dub ‘puddle, pool’.

    It is quite possible, however, that Sc lappie is a loan-word from G làpach f. (gen. làpaich) ‘bog’ (Dwelly), related to OG láp (f.), later láip ‘mud, mire’ (DIL). W. J. Watson writes lapach, gen. lapaigh (with no length mark), and identifies it as the second element in Dùn-lapaigh ‘fort of the bog’ (Dunlappie ANG; 1926, 222–3).[405] Whatever the exact derivation of Lappie, it refers in this case to the moss or mire of OS Pathf. Lappiemoss, on the north-east edge of which the farm-steading of Lappie stands, between the Glen Burn and the Lappie Burn,[406] 50 m. above the Eden.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4