Township: Greenhill

Map Reference: Greenhill 40

Name Type: shore

Meaning: This is ON lágr ‘low’ with ON sker ‘skerry’. This could be a contrasting pair with Laighsgeir, Sandaig, and may be an example of pseudo-repetition
Lág- is a common specific in the Faroe Islands, as in Lágaskarð (KO); while Lág- also occurs as a specific in several Icelandic farm names, for example Lágmúli (SAM).

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Local Form: Lài'sgeir

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 10/1993