Township: Baugh

Map Reference: Baugh 7

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The fact that there is just one documentary source forces us to be cautious. The specific could be a male ON personal name such as Ölmóðr with the genitive morpheme. Ølme- is quite common as a specific in Norway, as in Ølmedal (NG); Ölmóðsey is a farm name in Iceland (SAM). The phonetic development ? > a is also found in Fadamul (see section 17.4.2.1).
The generic may be ON eið 'isthmus, neck of land' (CV, 117), which > -a in the Northern Isles, as in Skálp-eið > Scapa Flow in Orkney (Márkus 2012, 446), and Haugeið > Hoxa on South Ronaldsay.

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Languages : Iron, Obscure

Informants: OS