Balbougie IKG S NT141849 1 394 45m SOF

(Ramsay of) Balbugy 1395 St A. Lib. 5
(Ramsay of) Balbugy 1428 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 48
Balbugy 1511 RMS ii no. 3558
Balbugie 1596 Retours (Fife) no. 1534 [to Robert Echling of Pitadro, multures of grain etc (commonly called thirle multur) of the lands of Balbugie]
Balbugy 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Balbewgie 1649 RMS ix no. 2050
Balbugie 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Bebugie 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Balbugie 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Balbougie 1828 SGF

G baile + ? G bolg + ? – in

‘(Place of) the estate of the rounded hill’. G bolg ‘bag, belly, rounded hill’ is found also in Bogie KDT and Dunbog (Dunbulc’ 1189 × 1195 RRS ii no. 339; Dunbulg 1400 St A. Lib. 6; and Donbug 1504 RMS ii no. 2793) (PNF 4). All these examples show loss of l, which is regular in Sc following back vowels. The u-sound, shown regularly in the early forms, and surviving in the modern form, probably developed from the gen. sing. builg.

/balˈbugɪ/ or /bəlˈbugɪ/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1