Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 84

Name Type: shore

Meaning: ON göng 'corridor, passage' (CV, 223), used in a topographic sense, with ON vík ‘bay’: Gönguvík. The phonetic development ? > õ?? is well-attested on Tiree (see The 'passage' may refer to the restricted approach to the beach on the west side between Eilean Mòr and Bogha Mòr. See Gon.

Other Forms: Goibhneig - OS
Goibneig - ONB p250. "applies to a channel between Eilean Mòr and Rubha Dubh."
The fact that WL gives two forms, east and west, impllies it also refers to the beach there, divide as it is by Gasamul - JH

Related Places: See Goinneag an Ear.


Local Form:

Languages : Norse

Informants: Angus MacLean, Scarinish, 12/94

Informant 2: Willie Lamont, Mannal, 9/1995

Informant 3: OS