Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 37

Name Type: hill

Meaning: Cnoc - hillock

ON lyng ‘heather...lyng is smaller than hrís’ (CV, 401), with ON hóll ‘rounded
hill’, but possibly also ON v?llr ‘field, meadow’ (see Manal)
There is a Lingal on Flotta, Orkney (SP); there is a Lyngholen in Finnøy, Norway
(NG); and Lynghóll occurs twice as a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms: Lingal - ONB

Related Places:


Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Lachlan MacFarlane, Hynish, 6/1995

Informant 2: OS