Township: Hynish

Map Reference: Hynish 36

Name Type: sliabh

Meaning: ScG Linne 'pool'


ON horr ‘muddy ground’ (see Horrie from ON horr ‘muddy ground (literally snot)’, Sandnes 2010a, 124)
• OI h?rgr ‘a heathen place of worship (see Horbhas above). There is a visually arresting, finely balanced erratic on a rise here, surrounded by a semi-circle of stones which may not be natural
The generic is ON múli in the sense of ‘ridge’.
There is a Horraquoy in Orkney and a Horray in North Uist (SP); there is a Horren in Selje and a Horrebakken in Homnes, Norway (NG); Horr is a farm name in Norway (OR).

Other Forms: ONB p233 Linne Thorramhuill, with Linne Odhar a' Mhaoile, meaning dun coloured pool, crossed out.

Linne Thoramuil - DMcC

Related Places:

Information:"That's where they were digging for peat at first, but it filled with water" - David McClounnan, Balephuil, 6/1998. AC55.

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: OS

Informant 2: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 6/1998. AC55.