Bosigran (EN) / Bosigarn (KW)

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Notes: 
It isn’t clear whether the 1361 form Boschygarn contains chi ‘house’, or if it is a mistranscription. Without the chi, the stress moves back to <bos->. Although the The final element may contain: • <karn> ‘rock’ (1361 Boschygarn, 1565 Bosygarn); • <garan> ‘crane, heron’ (1333 Bosygarane), but they wouldn’t be expected at this location. The agreed spelling is based on the 1565 form, respelled y>i; the final element is unknown.
Elements: 

bos

Meaning: 
dwelling

igarn

Meaning: 
?Obscure
Elements notes: 
<bos> 'dwelling' + <igarn> obscure
Historic forms: 
Boschygarn 1361 (Gover, 1948)(Pool, 1985) Bosygarn 1565 (Pool, 1985) Bosigarne 1609 (Pool, 1985) Bossigeren 1609 (Pool, 1985 Bosighan 1622 (CRO, PL/12/6, 1622) Busighan 1622 (CRO, PL/12/6, 1622) Bossegerne 1633 (Pool, 1985) Bosseigan1633 (Pool, 1985) Bosiggan 1768 (CRO, X110/23, 1768) Bossigran 1842 (CRO, TA/255, 1842) Bossigran Mill 1842 (Tenement)(CRO, TA/255, 1842) Bosigan 1884 (Symons, 1884) Bosigran 1888 (OS, 6”, 1888) Bosigran Castle 1888 (OS, 6”, 1888) Bosigran Cliff 1888 (OS, 6”, 1888) Bosigran House 1908 (OS, 6”, 1908) Bosigran 1971 (Russell, 1971)