Township: Hough

Map Reference: Hough 45

Name Type: shore

Meaning: There are at least two plausible reconstructions:
• ON hringr (plural hringar) ‘ring, circle' (CV, 285)
• A male ON personal name such as Hringr (see Ringstad in NS) or Hreinn Landnámabók 1900, 354)
The generic is ON sker ‘skerry’: Hringsker.
Ring- is a common specific in Norway, as in Ringøy in Ullensvang, and Ringebu in Norway (NG); Ring- is also common in Norwegian farm names (OR); and Hringsdalur is a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

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Pronounced "reen-as-ger". Situated at the north end of Tràigh Hògh - AMcD.

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Languages : Norse

Informants: Alasdair MacDonald, Druimasadh, Balevullin, 3/1994