Township: Cornaigbeg

Map Reference: Cornaigbeg 32

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The OS (possibly under the influence of JGC) gaelicises the name as ScG cascar ‘cup’. However, the other sources point towards a Norse name, which may also have become a loan word. The specific may be ON kýr, ‘cow...compounds kýr- land’ (CV, 367), with ON garðr ‘farm or fence’ or the less common ON akr ‘ploughed field’ (see Stanesakir in Orkney, Sandnes 2010a, 150), both of which imply the name has transferred to the shore. Kyrdal is a farm name in Norway (OR); Kyrhaug derives from kýr (NS); and Kýrholt is a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms: An Cascar - ONB p41, " a portion of sandy beach between the high water line and Eilean a' Mhurain, meaning the cup." See An Cascar Bàn in Kilmoluaig.

An Caigheagar or Caitheagar - HJC and WMcP.

Related Places:

At the shore - WMcP.

Local Form:

Languages : Unknown

Informants: Hector J Campbell, Cornaigbeg, 3/1994

Informant 2: Willie MacPhail, Clachan, 6/1995

Informant 3: OS