Township: Balevullin

Map Reference: Balevullin 35

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The fishing rock at Dùn Boraige

ON borg ‘fort’ (with a fricative /g/, genitive borgar, plural borgir), with ON vík ‘bay’, with some reduction
There is a Dùn Bhoraraig < *Borga(r)vík ‘the bay of the fort’ on Islay (Macniven 2015, 273); there is a Boreraig in Harris (SP); there is a Borgvika in Tysfjord, and a Borgarvika in Lødingen, Norway (NG); and there is a Borgarvík in Iceland.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Donald Archie Brown, Balevullin, 5/1998