One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
in place names The mouth of a river; an estuary.‘Inverness’
mouth, river mouth, firthView synonyms
- ‘On the river Earn, there is an Inver at the confluence of the Powaffray.’
- ‘The old folks party will be held in the Lighthouse Tavern, Inver, on Sunday, December 5th.’
- ‘As O'Huidhrin sang half a century later, it is "the land of the two invers," the creeks of Doonbeg and Liscannor.’
- ‘Her remains were removed from her residence to Inver Church, burial took place following Requiem mass in Inver Cemetery.’
- ‘In Scotland, the invers and abers are distributed in a curious and instructive manner.’
Early 17th century: from Scottish Gaelic inbhir.
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