Township: Cornaigmore

Map Reference: Cornaigmore 5

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The green island

Most of these are likely to be Gaelic names. Glas-initial place-names are very common on the west coast, as in many examples of Glas Eilean and one Glais Eilean on North Uist (SP); there are five examples of An Glas Allt in Carloway alone (Cox 220, 299).
However, it is unusual to have two sets of islets with the same name so close together. Three informants give the reduced form Glaislin. It is possible that one of these features is a contrasting pair in ON hlíðin 'the slopes' with the nearby Greòdhlainn. Glas- is a common specific in Norway, as in Glasvik.

Other Forms: Glaisean Mòr - WMcP

An Glaislean- AMcK

Glas Eilean - ONB p42, with Glaiseilean crossed out, "meaning grey island."

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Archie MacKinnon, Cornaigmore, 8/1994

Informant 2: Willie MacPhail, Clachan, 6/1995

Informant 3: OS