Township: Hough,Hough

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Meaning: For the specific, see Muradal above. The generic may be ON steinnar ‘standing stones’: Myrarsteinnar. This may relate to a name for one or more of the three standing stone circles at Hough.
There is a Murraster in Aithsting, Shetland (SP); Myrstein(en) is quite common in Norway (NG).

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Beinn Mhurstainn, Lachlan Cameron, Balevullin; Alasdair MacDonald, Druimasadh; and Sandy MacKinnon, Kilkenneth, 11/1993 (oral sources):