E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Balclutha (The tower of),
in Ossian, is Dun-dee, where Dun means a tower. Those circular buildings so common in the Orkney and Shetland Islands, the Hebrides, and all the north of Scotland, are duns. Dee is a corruption of Tay, the river on which the city is built; in Latin, Tao-dunum.