Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 63

Name Type: hill

Meaning: ON djúpr ‘deep’, with ON dalr ‘valley’, here used in its original meaning
Djubidale is a common name in Scotland, found, for example, in yell and Northmavine, Shetland (SP); Djupedal is a common Norwegian place-name (NG); and Djúpidalur is found three times as a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

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Information:"There were two houses up on the hill and that's where the men who were fishing for bream lived [see Poll a' Choire]...this day when they were going home after fishing - it was called Dìobadal - ...they were walking down - there's some fine shingle there - on the tide line there they found a mermaid. She was alive. They lifted her and put her back in the sea again. She circled once or twice and they never saw her again" - David McClounnan, Balephuil, 6/1998. AC55.

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Languages : Norse

Informants: multiple

Informant 2: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 9/1995