Township: Baugh

Map Reference: Baugh 37

Name Type: shore

Meaning: ONB p180, "Pool of the Crane."
This name is opaque. It may be a Gaelic coinage:
• ScG bìdeag ‘very small portion of anything, bit, fraction’. There is an A’ Bhideagan in Kintyre (SP)
• ScG bioda ‘pointed top, hilltop’ (Dwelly), with the locational suffix -ag. There is a Bealach nam Biodag in Ardnamurchan, and a Cnoc Biodaig on North Uist (SP)
However, in view of the palatalised final vowel and coastal location, this could also be a Norse name in vík ‘sheltered bay’, possibly with ON bytta ‘pail, small tub’ (CV, 91) as the specific. There is a Bitten in Walls, Shetland (SP); there is a Byttevollen, Byttevattn, and a Byttevika in Bremanger, Norway (NG).

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"South East of the Baptist Chapel" - ONB p180.

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: ONB