Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 37

Name Type: hill

Meaning: Cnoc - hillock

This is ON lyng ‘heather' (CV, 401), probably with ON hóll ‘rounded hill’ or, less likely, ON v?llr ‘field, meadow’ (see Manal).
There is a Lingal on Flotta, Orkney (SP); there is a Lyngholen in Finnøy, Norway (NG); and Lyng- is a common specific in Iceland, with Lynghóll occurring twice as a farm name (SAM).

Other Forms: Lingal - ONB

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Lachlan MacFarlane, Hynish, 6/1995

Informant 2: OS