Township: Cornaigbeg

Map Reference: Cornaigbeg 20

Name Type: sliabh

Meaning: The specific is likely to be ON mór (genitive mós, plural móar) 'a moor, heath, mostly used of a barren moorland, grown only with ling; frequently in local names, Mór, Móar, Mó-berg ... in compounds as mó-hella, mó-berg' (CV, 435-6). This is common among Norwegian farm names, as in Modal, Mosby and Morland (OR); and extremely common among Icelandic farm names, for example Móafell and Mógil (SAM).
The generic is either hváll 'dome-shaped hill' (CV, 298), or possibly ON v?llr (plural vellir) 'field'.

Other Forms: Moidhir-mheall -Handbook to the Islands of Coll and Tiree, Hector MacDougall and Rev. Hector Cameron, Archibald Sinclair, p90.

Cnoc Mòr-mhill - ONB p79, "Knoll of the Big Lump."

Related Places:

Information:Moidhir-mheall "the giant dwelt in one of the Kenavara caves and threw the stone after an intruder." -Handbook to the Islands of Coll and Tiree, Hector MacDougall and Rev. Hector Cameron, Archibald Sinclair, p90.


Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Hector J Campbell, Cornaigbeg, 1/1994 and 1/1995

Informant 2: OS