Pitreavie DFL S NT117848 1 394 40m SWF

(William of) Petrauin c.1240 Dunf. Reg. no. 176
Pieres de Petrauy 1296 Inst. Pub. p. 124
Patrauy 1359 ER i 560
Petrevy 1329 x 1338 RMS i app. 2 no. 944 B [17th c. index; Andrew Murray (? the Guardian, died 1338)]
Petcruvy 1329 x 1338 RMS i app. 2 no. 948 A [16th c. index; as ibid. no. 944; obviously an error for *Pettruvy or the like; this same error appears to be made again ibid. nos. 1373 A and 1407 A]
Petravy 1428 RMS ii no. 115 [Sir David Stewart of Rosyth]
Pettrave 1513 RMS ii no. 3840
Pittrevy 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Pineues 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Pittrevie 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Pitreevie 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Pitrivie 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Pitreavie 1828 SGF

G pett + ? G riabhach or ? G riabh + - in

‘Estate at the striped place’ There is no doubt that the ending is from the early loc. suffix –in, but the specific element is a problem. It might represent G riabh ‘stripe’ (early Irish riab), with early stress on the second component of the diphthong, a feature found also in modern Sutherland Gaelic.[147] It would seem to share the same element as Drumrack CRA (Drumrauach 1233 Balm. Lib. no. 41), as well as Kilravock NAI.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1