Words and Proper Names


MacDonald (Aidan): Annat in Scotland: a provisional review.
In ScS 17 (1973), pp. 135–146.
Argues that the element annaid (< OIr. andóit) in Scottish place names was in the broadened meaning of `(site of an) old church’. Includes a list of occurrences of Annat.
Clancy (Thomas Owen): Annat in Scotland and the origins of the parish.
In IR 46/2 (Autumn, 1995), pp. 91–115.
OIr. andóit.
Coates (Richard): The name of the island of Annet, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall.
In Ainm 9 (2008), pp. 73–84.
Suggests it derives from OIr. andóit.