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An Oxgang (Scottish Gaelic: Damh-imir, Latin: bovate) is an old Scottish land measurement. It averaged around 20 acres (English), but was based on land fertility and cultivation, and could be as low as 15 English acres. Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic)1 Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ...

Skene in Celtic Scotland says: William Forbes Skene (1809–1892), Scottish historian and antiquary, was the second son of Sir Walter Scotts friend, James Skene (1775–1864), of Rubislaw, near Aberdeen, and was born on June 7 1809. ...

"in the eastern district there is a uniform system of land denomination consisting of 'dabhachs', 'ploughgates' and 'oxgangs', each 'dabhach' consisting of four 'ploughgates' and each 'ploughgate' containing eight 'oxgangs'.
"As soon as we cross the great chain of mountains [the Grampian Mountains] separating the eastern from the western waters, we find a different system equally uniform. The 'ploughgates' and 'oxgangs' disappear, and in their place we find 'dabhachs' and 'pennylands'. The portion of land termed a 'dabhach' is here also called a 'tirung' or 'ounceland', and each 'dabhach' contains 20 pennylands."

Oxgangs were also known as bovates, a Latinisation of the name. (Oxen, i.e. "Damh" or "Dabh" also provided the root of the land measurement Daugh) The Daugh, Davoch or Davach is an ancient Scottish land measurement. ... The Grampian Mountains or Grampians are one of the three major mountain ranges in Scotland. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... “Atlantic” redirects here. ... A pennyland (Scottish Gaelic: “peighinn”) is an old Scottish land measurement. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The Daugh, Davoch or Davach is an ancient Scottish land measurement. ...

The name is retained in one of the southern suburbs of Edinburgh, "Oxgangs" and in an area of the town of Kirkintilloch. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Oxgangs is a suburb located in the south-west of Edinburgh, Scotland. ... Kirkintilloch is a Scottish burgh which lies on the line of the Roman Antonine Wall in East Dunbartonshire, about 8 miles north-east of Glasgow. ...

See also

A Scottish acre (Scottish Gaelic: acair) was a land measurement used in the country. ... The Daugh, Davoch or Davach is an ancient Scottish land measurement. ... A pennyland (Scottish Gaelic: “peighinn”) is an old Scottish land measurement. ... A feddan (Arabic: , faddān) is a unit of area. ...


This article incorporates text from "Dwelly's [Scottish] Gaelic Dictionary" (1911) ((Dabhach) with corrections and additions)

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