Greigencool # NBN F NO4504 3
Greigencool 1797 Sasines no. 5000 [‘1 acre and 45 falls of lands of Newburn lying in the shade called Greigencool’]
? G creag + G an + ? G cùil or ? G cùl
‘Rock or crag of the nook, corner or recess’ or ‘of or at the back’? The name has a G structure, with the medial syllable representing the definite article. If the first element is G creag ‘rock, crag’, the initial g is an unusual development. Without other forms, any analysis must remain very tentative.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2