Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 17

Name Type: shore

Meaning: The specific may be ON gassi (genitive gassa) ‘gander’ (CV, 192), or ON gás (genitive gásar, plural gæsir) 'goose ... Gásir, the local name of a harbour in Iceland' (CV, 193). The generic is either ON múli ‘promontory’, or ON hólmr ‘island’ after metathesis.
There is a Gasay on South Uist, Gasabhal in Lochs and Gasaval on Barra (SP); Gåsholmen occurs eleven times, and Gåsøy seven, in Norway (NG); Gaasholm is a farm name in Norway (OR); and Gáshólmur is a settlement name in the Faroe Islands (KO).

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Information:A tidal fishing rock - the first one he ever fished on - WL.

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Languages : Norse

Informants: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 9/1995

Informant 2: John MacDonald, Mannal, SA1972, 144