Township: Barrapol,Ceann a’ Bharra

Map Reference: Kenavara 108

Name Type: shore

Meaning: There are at least four possibilities for the specific:
• OI skúti (genitive skúta) ‘a cave formed by jutting rocks’ (CV, 562), c.f. gjár-skúti ‘geow-nook’ (CV, 202)
• ON skúta ‘little boat’ (Stahl 1999, 237), ‘small craft or cutter, a number of such used to accompany a fleet for use in rivers or on the coasts; they were distinguished from the byrðingar or ships of burden, which carried the supplies’ (CV, 561). ‘Skuta describes a light coastal vessel, with speed being the hallmark’ (Rixson 1998, 115). This implies an inlet only suitable for smaller craft
• OI skutr, genitive skutar, ‘the stern of a boat’ (CV, 561), possibly describing the shape of an inlet
• The male personal ON name Skúti (CV, 562)
The generic is ON vík ‘bay’.

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Languages : Obscure

Informants: Donald MacNeill (Dòmhnall an Tàilleir), The Land, 1/1994