Township: Barrapol,Barrapol

Map Reference: Barrapol 33

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: There are at least two possible Norse reconstructions for the specific:
• ON engi ‘meadow’ > Engan (NS)
• The male ON personal name Ingi or Ingjald > Engesland and Engalsvik (NS). The name Ingi is ‘only attested late and sparsely’ (Gammeltoft 2001, 126). Ingi Haraldsson was the Norwegian king from 1136-1161
‘Neither eng nor the personal name [Ingi] take the s-genitive in classical ON but this may be a secondary development.’ (Ingashowe, Sandnes 2010a, 125)
The generic is ON gerði ‘fence; field; enclosed piece of land’ or geiri ‘a triangular piece of land’.
If this is a Gaelic name from ScG druim ‘ridge’ + innis ‘meadow’ + geur ‘pointed’ it would be Druim na h-Innse Gèire.
There is an Ingie Geo in Orkney (SP); Inga- is quite a common specific in Norway, for example Ingadalen in Etne (NG); and Ingaeyjar is a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

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A strip of ground north of The Land.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, 12/1996