Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 17

Name Type: shore

Meaning: 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)
ON múli ‘promontory’ or ON hólmr ‘island’ with metathesis
There is a Gasay on South Uist, Gasabhal in Lochs and Gasaval on Barra (SP); Gaasholm is a farm name in Norway (OR); and there is a Gáshólmr in the Faroe Islands.

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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