Township: Balevullin

Map Reference: Balevullin 2

Name Type: fort

Meaning: The small fort at Boraige

This is ON borg ‘fort’ (with a fricative terminal /g/, genitive singular borgar, genitive plural borga) and ON vík ‘bay’, with some reduction: Borgavík 'the bay of the forts'.
There is a Dùn Bhoraraig < *Borga(r)vík 'the bay of the fort(s)' on Islay (Macniven 2015, 273); a Boreraig in Harris (SP); a Burrowick in Shetland; a Borgvika in Tysfjord and a Borgarvika in Lødingen, Norway (NG); while Borgarvík is a modern street name in Borganes, Iceland.

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

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

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

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

Informant 2: OS