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See also: dun-bar


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Scottish Gaelic dun (fortress, fort, castle, tower) + Irish bar (hill, height, top, extremity, point) or possibly from the name Bar or Barr, a follower of Kenneth, a captain of the Scots.


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A town in East Lothian council area, Scotland (OS grid ref NT6778).
    • 1965 — In reply he sent Wilfrid to his town of Dunbar under the supervision of a sheriff called Tydlin whom he knew to be more cruel. — Eddius Stephanus, Life of Wilfrid, Page 107, 12th century. Translated from Latin by J. F. Webb.
  2. An unincorporated community in Houston County, Georgia, USA.
  3. An unincorporated community in Butler County, Kentucky, USA.
  4. A village in Otoe County, Nebraska, USA.
  5. An unincorporated community in Washington County, Ohio, USA.
  6. A borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA.
  7. An unincorporated community in Wise County, Virginia, USA.
  8. A city in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA.
  9. A town and CDP in Marinette County, Wisconsin, USA.
  10. A Scottish surname​.