Township: Greenhill

Map Reference: Greenhill 7

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: The specific is ON hross (genitive plural hrossa) 'horse ... local names Hross-ey' (CV, 287) with ON dalr ‘valley or piece of ground’: Hrossadal.
Rossdalen is a common place-name in Norway (NG); Rossedal(en) occurs three times among farm names in Norway (OR).

Other Forms: Anglicised as Rosedale

Related Places:

On Croit Mairi Bhiltidh.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse

Informants: Sandy MacKinnon (SandaidhGhobhainn), Kilkenneth, 11/1993

Informant 2: Alasdair Sinclair, Greenhill, 5/1994