Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 52

Name Type: sea

Meaning: The sound of Boghasum

The specific is possibly a male ON personal name such as Boðólfr, Boðvarr, Bósi (see Gammeltoft 2001, 297), or Bó with the genitive morpheme /s/. There is a Boadi Geo in yell, Shetland (SP); names in Bos- are common in Norway, such as Bosnes and Bosvik in Risør (NG). The generic is ON hólmr ‘island’: hólmr > -am in Grèineam (Cox 2002b, 303)

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Lachlan and Chrissie MacFarlane, Hynish, 1/1994