Township: (Rubha) Craignis,Hough

Map Reference: Craignish 36

Name Type: shore

Meaning: Sgeirean 'skerries'

Despite there being just one documentary source for this name, it appears to be a Norse name in ON múli ‘promontory’. The specific may be ON vón ‘hope’, e.g. where you hope to catch fish, the derivation of Ona, Sandøy, Norway (Berit Sandnes, pers. comm.; NS)

Other Forms: ONB p.64 gives Sgeirean Onamull

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic, Obscure

Informants: OS