Township: Balevullin

Map Reference: Balevullin 2

Name Type: fort

Meaning: The small fort at 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.

Boraraig - John MacLean talking to Eric Cregeen on SA1974.234

Other Forms: Dùn Boraige Mòire - ONB p26, with Dùn Mhoireig Mhòir crossed out.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Donald Kennedy (Dòmhnall Eachainn), Balevullin, 8/1998

Informant 2: OS